The Breast Cancer Group

Here you can read about The Breast Cancer Group. You can also find links to relevant websites in english about breast cancer.

Who are we?

The Breast Cancer Group is a service to all women in Denmark with breast cancer. We offer you support and guidance on a volunteer basis.

We are a nationwide group of about 100 female volunteers who have one thing in common: we have all had breast cancer. Some of us have had surgery; others have had additional treatment such as chemotherapy and/or radiation. Others again have first-hand experience of hormone treatment, and some have had a reconstruction.

All of us have experienced how important it is for women with breast cancer to have access to other women who have been through the same trying times and know what you are talking about. We do not just listen, we understand.

What do we offer?


We can meet and talk or communicate via e-mail or over the phone - you decide. Face to face conversations can take place at the hospital, in your own home, at the Danish Cancer Society’s Counseling offices, via e-mail or over the phone. And it is up to you what you want to talk about.

All our volunteers have a duty of confidentiality. Whatever you decide to tell us will stay with us and not be brought any further.
In addition to the above, we arrange relevant lectures, sports events, cookery classes, exhibitions, film screenings and short informative presentations on various topics. Usually these activities are held regionally, at or in close proximity to the Danish Cancer Society’s offices.

Contact us

You are very welcome to contact us. Contact is established via The Danish Cancer Society’s contact person in your region.

Please note:

At present we can only offer our services in English at Hovedstaden regional office of the Danish Cancer Society.

Find name, address and telephone/mail for your area’s contact person under regional offices (Lokalafdelinger).

Find contact person

Links

Below you will find links to relevant websites with exhaustive information about breast cancer.

The Danish Cancer Society
At cancer.dk/international you will find information about the Danish Health Care System, cancer symptoms and how to prevent the disease in the following languages: English, Turkish, Somali, Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian, Arabic, Farsi and Urdu.

Kræftens Bekæmpelse (The Danish Cancer Society)
The official website of the Danish Cancer Society with in-depth information about all types of cancer including breast cancer. The Danish Cancer Society is the largest organisation fighting disease in Denmark. The organisation has more than 460,000 members and works in three different fields: Cancer prevention, advice and support for individual cancer patients and their relatives, and cancer research.

National Cancer Institute (NCI) USA - National Cancer Institute (NCI) – breast cancer
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NCI coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients. The institute’s website carries a broad spectrum of information which is always fully updated and factual.

Macmillan Cancer Support UK – Macmillan Cancer Support – breast cancer
Macmillan Cancer Support is an English non profit organisation with the thought-provoking approach that people who live with cancer are experts by experience. And Macmillan Cancer Support takes over from there and supports everyone affected by cancer, be it the patient or his/her relatives. In addition, Macmillan fights for the rights of cancer patients. Go to the organisation’s website and find information about all aspects of breast cancer: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment etc.

Cancer Research UK - Cancer Research UK – breast cancer
Cancer Research UK is the UK's leading cancer charity. The organisation’s site has a wealth of information about the charity and about cancer. The money that their charity work brings in is spent on prevention measures, diagnosing and treatment of cancer in all forms. The above link takes you directly to the pages concerning breast cancer, and you will be able to find information there about symptoms, risk factors, prevention, screening programmes and clinical trials etc.

DBCG - Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group
In 1976, The Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group (DBCG) was established by the Danish Surgical Society with the aim of ensuring optimal diagnostics and treatment of operable primary breast cancer on a nation-wide basis. To achieve this purpose the DBCG has worked out uniform guidelines for the whole country, and subsequently the surgical treatment as well as radiotherapy and systemic treatment has been developed further and evaluated by performing randomized trials.