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1 in 8 Hunter women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime, with around 600 new cases diagnosed in the Hunter each year.

While research into prevention and treatment is saving lives, those diagnosed with breast cancer still need to endure painful and prolonged treatments that can have a profound effect on their, and their families’, everyday life. A diagnosis of breast cancer can also have long term financial implications for those affected.

The Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation offers support and practical assistance to those undergoing treatment for breast cancer in the Hunter region.

Our comfort packs are provided free of charge to anyone undergoing breast surgery – these include a cushion which provides relief during recovery from surgery, a drainage bag and information on other services provided by HBCF.

To ease the burden on families, and help patients focus on their treatment and recovery, we offer house cleaning, lawn maintenance as well as free transportation to and from treatment and medical appointments through our supportive care program.

In recent years, we have also introduced a range of survivorship programs. After initial treatment, many cancer patients require on-going support both physically and psychologically – we run three programs to help patients: Meditation and Mindfulness, Equipped for Empowerment and a fitness program called Revive.

All funds raised by the Hunter Breast Cancer Foundation stay in the Hunter region, helping patients focus on getting through their treatment for breast cancer and back to living the life they love.

Sadly, not all those who we help will survive their breast cancer diagnosis. Our support services help those patients focus on spending time with their family and friends, and making the most of every day.

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