The Leeds cervical cancer support group aims to give women who have been affected by cervical cancer, at all stages, a chance to talk to others who understand what they are, or have been, going through.
Meet the group's leader, Jacqui Cain:
"I was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2010 at the age of 27 after an abnormal cervical screening result. I had successful surgery involving a cone biopsy and lymph node removal. At the time of my diagnosis and treatment I felt quite isolated and found it difficult to find information about cervical cancer. The Jo's Cervical Cancer Trust (JCCT) website was the one place I found really helpful to understand this type of cancer, its causes and treatment. I knew from my own experience that I wanted to do something to help other women confronted with this disease. I became involved with JCCT last year and attended a fantastic training course to prepare me for becoming a support group leader in Leeds."
About the Leeds support group
I am so proud to be part of such a fantastic organisation and am really looking forward to running the support group in Leeds. The aim of the group is to give women who have been affected by cervical cancer, at all stages, a chance to talk to others that understand what they have been or are going through. The group is here to support those newly diagnosed, those going through treatment and women post treatment. The group also aims to have regular guest speakers covering various topics linked to cervical cancer alongside various activities during which ladies can have the chance to chat about their own experiences, something I think is invaluable and that I wish had been available during my own diagnosis.
Contacting the Leeds support group
To contact Jacqui, please register online or email her directly at [email protected]
Saturday 21 October 2017
Saturday 16 December 2017