Kingston Hospital cancer specialists, Michelle Harris (Breast Care Nurse) and Archana Sood (Macmillan Cancer Information and Support Manager) were based in John Lewis Kingston’s lingerie department on Friday 22 October, in support of Wear it Pink Day for Breast Cancer Awareness. Michelle and Archana were available to promote breast health awareness, offer literature and to answer any questions or concerns women had in relation to breast cancer. They were joined by Anjali Dargan, John Lewis’ specialist bra fitter, who has expertise in specialist bras for women having breast cancer surgery.
Michelle felt that the session was extremely valuable as “breast cancer is an extremely sensitive and emotive subject, and so being here to answer questions and offer emotional support to women who are afraid was invaluable today.” Offering a safe and neutral space meant that women felt comfortable to discuss concerns that otherwise might not have been addressed. Archana found that “it was great to have the opportunity to talk to women about checking their breasts for any unusual symptoms and to promote breast health in general. It was particularly heart-warming for me as I met two of our patients who themselves had been through the breast cancer journey at Kingston Hospital. They were delighted to see breast cancer awareness being promoted in a public setting.”
You can find information and support relating to breast cancer here.