Support

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

You may wish to fundraise yourself, with family and friends or within your local group. Whatever the idea, be it large or small, we know you will have a great time raising vital funds for Big C.

Did you know we have 12 charity shops across Norfolk including a dedicated Craft Supplies Shop, Furniture Emporium, Bridal and a high-end fashion Boutique? We are always looking for high quality donations.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers including in our Support Centres, shops and at our Fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to spend some free time, meet new people, and gain experience.

Help us build a new Cancer Support Centre in Norwich. Support our vision to bring greater cancer care nearer to home. Donate now.

Categories: Breast cancer

Around 900 people per year are diagnosed with breast cancer in Norfolk and Waveney (National Cancer Intelligence Network (NCIN), 2ECRIC). It is the most common women's cancer in the UK. Out of those 900, 230 on average, will die from the disease every year. With earlier diagnosis and the best treatments possible, it's hoped the mortality rate can be reduced further. Currently 41% of people are diagnosed at stage 2 in the East of England, which gives people a much higher chance of survival. Big C is committed to making sure the best equipment is available at our local hospitals, to ensure early diagnosis and better treatment. Read on for examples of the hospital equipment we've bought for breast cancer.

Pigmentation services for breast cancer patients

£9,774 was awarded to the James Paget University Hospital in spring 2009 to fund a nurse to provide pigmentation services to breast cancer patients. Following breast cancer surgery and breast reconstruction a new nipple/areola can be created using a procedure called micro-pigmentation. This involves cosmetic tattooing with coloured pigments and

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Improving biopsy procedures

£150,000 in spring 2007 to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital King’s Lynn for a digital mammographic unit. This grant allowed the purchase of a new digital mammography and stereotactic biopsy unit to speed up the process of obtaining biopsies of suspicious breast lesions.  Previously the hospital had an analogue unit and

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Increased breast screening facilities

£52,910 in spring 2007 to the James Paget University Hospital for the purchase of an additional ultrasound machine. The breast screening service has seen a 30% increase in patients since the programme was extended in 2004, with a corresponding increase in the number recalled for further investigation which includes ultrasound.

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