Breast Cancer Services

At Cork ARC Cancer Support House we understand the impact a breast cancer diagnosis can have on you and your family. During your diagnosis you will receive a lot of information and this may be overwhelming and be difficult to take in.

Knowing more about the cancer you have can help you understand your treatment options. It can also mean you feel more in control.

At Cork ARC Cancer Support House we have a dedicated Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor who offers information, support and compassion every step of the way.

We offer a tailored range of supports to help you through your breast cancer journey, offered on a one-to-one basis or within a group setting. Our range of supports will provide practical advice, emotional and psychological support, along with educational sessions that will help you to manage the impact of breast cancer.

 

Read more about how we can help you with the practical aspects of cancer by clicking on the buttons below.

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Side Effects & EmotionsC
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Counselling Support

If you or somebody close to you have received a cancer diagnosis it’s normal to experience worry, stress, anger, fear and anxiety.

One-to-one counselling gives you the space and support to deal with your cancer in a safe, confidential and private environment.

It helps you to understand and manage your feelings and thoughts while supporting the development of coping skills to help you work through your cancer journey.

Our counselling team at Cork ARC Cancer Support House is made up of professionally qualified and accredited volunteers who provide high-quality, confidential and therapeutic support to help you feel supported and safe. Our counsellors are also trained to understand the specific issues that can arise with a cancer diagnosis, and they also know when to refer you to other services in Cork ARC.

All counselling is provided free of charge.

 

Services for Breast Cancer Patients

Along with one-to-one support with a Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor, Breast Cancer patients can avail of:

  • Counselling
  • Acupuncture
  • Reflexology
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • One-to-one or Group Art Therapy
  • Pilates for Women After Breast Cancer
  • Moving on in Wellness Group
  • for women with a primary breast cancer

 

If you are living with a secondary Breast Cancer, you can also avail of one-to-one support, counselling, or our Mindfulness Group which is tailored for those living with advanced cancer.

 

 

Workshops & Groups

We have a number of workshops specifically for Breast Cancer patients, including:

  • Managing Lymphoedema
  • Managing Hormonal Therapies
  • Diet in Cancer

 

Groups are a great way to meet other patients and talk through your experiences together. Many of these are
facilitated online, and when restrictions allow they will resume in-person in our centres.

  • Cancer Thriving and Surviving
  • Yoga
  • T’ai Chi
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Hour of Calm
  • Relax and Unwind

 

Online Resources

You can also avail of our online services at any time in the comfort of your own home. These include webinar recordings, online classes and podcasts.

  • Managing Intimacy after Breast Cancer
  • Managing Menopausal Symptoms
  • Relaxation
  • Pilates

View All Webinars

 

 

Moving On in Wellness Support Group

Moving on in Wellness is an 8-week programme, designed to help participants get back to living their lives fully after a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

It is a facilitated group, where participants can share in safety all the emotions, fears, tears and laughter that come with a diagnosis. To be in a group of others who are in a similar situation, who ‘get it’, can help reduce the feelings of isolation that come when treatment ends. It’s a place to share and learn from each other the ways of managing the difficulties experienced with cancer.

This psychoeducational support group will include specific information and practical tips on managing the impacts of your diagnosis and treatment, along with group work to support you in your rehabilitation.

Any advice or information relies on up to date research and evidence which can be delivered in a calm atmosphere, where there is time to explore what it all means.

This programme is facilitated by Fiona Moriarty, Cork ARC’s Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor, along with another trained facilitator. Fiona provides this service free of charge, and is available to support you at any stage of your cancer journey.

 

One Ot One CounsellingC
Side Effects & EmotionsC
Support GroupC

Counselling Support

If you or somebody close to you have received a cancer diagnosis it’s normal to experience worry, stress, anger, fear and anxiety.

One-to-one counselling gives you the space and support to deal with your cancer in a safe, confidential and private environment.

It helps you to understand and manage your feelings and thoughts while supporting the development of coping skills to help you work through your cancer journey.

Our counselling team at Cork ARC Cancer Support House is made up of professionally qualified and accredited volunteers who provide high-quality, confidential and therapeutic support to help you feel supported and safe. Our counsellors are also trained to understand the specific issues that can arise with a cancer diagnosis, and they also know when to refer you to other services in Cork ARC.

All counselling is provided free of charge.

 

Services for Breast Cancer Patients

Along with one-to-one support with a Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor, Breast Cancer patients can avail of:

  • Counselling
  • Acupuncture
  • Reflexology
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • One-to-one or Group Art Therapy
  • Pilates for Women After Breast Cancer
  • Moving on in Wellness Group
  • for women with a primary breast cancer

 

If you are living with a secondary Breast Cancer, you can also avail of one-to-one support, counselling, or our Mindfulness Group which is tailored for those living with advanced cancer.

 

 

Workshops & Groups

We have a number of workshops specifically for Breast Cancer patients, including:

  • Managing Lymphoedema
  • Managing Hormonal Therapies
  • Diet in Cancer

 

Groups are a great way to meet other patients and talk through your experiences together. Many of these are
facilitated online, and when restrictions allow they will resume in-person in our centres.

  • Cancer Thriving and Surviving
  • Yoga
  • T’ai Chi
  • Introduction to Mindfulness
  • Hour of Calm
  • Relax and Unwind

 

Online Resources

You can also avail of our online services at any time in the comfort of your own home. These include webinar recordings, online classes and podcasts.

  • Managing Intimacy after Breast Cancer
  • Managing Menopausal Symptoms
  • Relaxation
  • Pilates

View All Webinars

 

 

Moving On in Wellness Support Group

Moving on in Wellness is an 8-week programme, designed to help participants get back to living their lives fully after a breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

It is a facilitated group, where participants can share in safety all the emotions, fears, tears and laughter that come with a diagnosis. To be in a group of others who are in a similar situation, who ‘get it’, can help reduce the feelings of isolation that come when treatment ends. It’s a place to share and learn from each other the ways of managing the difficulties experienced with cancer.

This psychoeducational support group will include specific information and practical tips on managing the impacts of your diagnosis and treatment, along with group work to support you in your rehabilitation.

Any advice or information relies on up to date research and evidence which can be delivered in a calm atmosphere, where there is time to explore what it all means.

This programme is facilitated by Fiona Moriarty, Cork ARC’s Breast Cancer Nurse Counsellor, along with another trained facilitator. Fiona provides this service free of charge, and is available to support you at any stage of your cancer journey.

 

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