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Hereditary Breast Cancer

As well as supporting women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and who are considering immediate or delayed reconstruction, Keeping Abreast also supports those women considering elective reconstruction surgery due the discovery of a breast cancer gene or a hereditary risk of breast cancer. This support is provided by our sister group, which is called: ‘Nick of Time’

Nick of Time supports women considering their options and choices after discovering a hereditary risk of breast cancer, either because of a known gene mutation or significant family history. We aim to help people build their own support network so that they don’t feel they are facing these choices alone. We have a number of elective surgery patient volunteers to offer support over the phone or at our local face to face groups.

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Where we usually meet

We currently organise get togethers across East Anglia throughout the year; these are informal and usually take place in coffee shops or pubs.

Meeting dates

2021 Dates:**CANCELLED**
We meet three or four times a year. We also organise an annual getaway weekend where ladies can spend the weekend meeting other people face to face.

Meeting times

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For more information about the Nick of Time Group, please contact:

Please note that, due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19), face-to-face
Support Groups have been cancelled until further notice.

For support groups and fundraisers in the future, please check prior to attending on social media, our website or by phoning our office HQ (01603 819113) to see if they are taking place or not.


We are always on the look-out for volunteers to join us to help run our Support Groups so that we can offer support to
more women considering, facing and undergoing breast reconstruction.

Ideally we are looking for some previous reconstruction patients who would be willing to talk to others about their
journeys, and also some individuals to help with the administrative side of things too!

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us here.

Get In Touch

  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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