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HOW WE CAN HELP YOU

We recognise there is a great need for women, both newly diagnosed with breast cancer facing the possibility of mastectomy, and also women further down the line who are also considering reconstructive surgery, to be able to meet and talk to other women who have been through similar experiences.

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Reconstruction

Breast Reconstruction is surgery to recreate the shape of a natural breast after mastectomy.

Support

Keeping Abreast offers a network of dedicated support groups and online support across the UK.

About Us

What Keeping Abreast does and how we do it. Find out more about us, our team and our resources.

Check out our "I have, I am, I will" video which captures the essence of what we do. In addition please watch our new Reconstruction Support Video which we were able to produce with thanks to Production Bureau, Norfolk Community Foundation and HM Government in partnership with The National Lottery Community Fund.

HEAR FROM OTHERS

"The group really helped me to talk, to open up and deal with it, talking with other ladies who understand how things affect you following diagnosis and surgery.."

"So glad of the cushion and drain bags  you guys sent as they didn't have them at Nuffield"

"I am being supported by this fantastic organisation"

"I haven't regretted the choice I made: I'm sure it's been the right one for me, but without hearing and seeing the experiences of those at the meeting I may not have been brave enough to go through with it"

"I am being supported by this fantastic organisation"

Latest News

It seems KASW (Cheltenham) got off to a good start on Saturday 11th September with a well-attended meeting! We were asked by Maggie’s to limit our attendance to 12, including KA Volunteers, but as it happened we were 15 in the end, which worked out fine. It was great to be back in action after…
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Keeping Abreast Carol Service 2021 – Wednesday 15th December. Join us from 6:00pm for music, mulled wine and mince pies.  Service from 7:00pm Free to attend but booking is required via Event: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/keeping-abreast-carol-service-2021-tickets-207174212647 Donations appreciated.
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POSTPONED  – Keeping Abreast Norwich Group evening at M&S Norwich – New date will be spring 2022 Coffee will be offered at 5pm in the cafe, and will will then join the lingerie ladies for the evening. Please come along and bring a friend. Please RSVP to a373pearce@btinternet.com.
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Thank you to our amazing London Marathon 2021 team
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Come and join us on Saturday 20th November for an evening of reeling hosted by our Trustee Rachel Contact us for tickets or if you need any more information
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Take a look at our recent newsletter – Spring 21 Take a look at our recent newsletter which is sent to everyone signed up.  If you have not signed up don’t worry you can still view it here: Keeping Abreast Spring 21 Newsletter If you want to make sure you get all future updates just…
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The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are looking for volunteers to help the medical students with their OSCE (surgical) exams and their teaching questions.  They are looking for people who have had breast cancer and who, ideally, have had breast reconstruction, as this is what the medical students will be looking at.  Volunteers need…
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  01603 819113

Keeping Abreast, Oak Lodge
Business Centre
129 School Lane,
Little Melton,
Norwich NR9 3LB

About Us

Keeping Abreast was established in September 2007 by patients Anna Beckingham and Beverley Birritteri and Breast Reconstruction nurse specialist Ruth Harcourt. They recognised a great need for women, both newly diagnosed with breast cancer and facing the possibility of mastectomy, and also women further down the line who are also considering reconstructive surgery, to be able to meet and talk to other women who have been through similar experiences. This allows women make an informed choice about whether or not to proceed with breast reconstruction.

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