New bra and swimwear fitting service

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has opened a specialist bra and swimwear fitting service for women in Co Antrim and beyond who've had breast surgery.
Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has opened a specialist bra and swimwear fitting service for women in Co Antrim and beyond who've had breast surgery.

Cancer Focus Northern Ireland has opened a specialist bra and swimwear fitting service for women in County Antrim and beyond who’ve had breast surgery.

The new service is based in Ballymoney but breast cancer patients from all over the county, from Ballymena to Portrush, are invited to use it.

The service at the Robinson Hub, Robinson Hospital, beside Ballymoney Health Centre, is open on Mondays from 1pm to 4pm and on Tuesdays from 9.30am to 1pm. To make an appointment call 0793 3202 131.

Cancer Focus NI Care Services Manager Deirdre Conlon said: “After surgery and treatment for breast cancer some women feel less confident in their body and self- image, so our service offers personal, one to one support, helping each breast cancer patient choose the right garment, in the right size, to suit them.

“Feeling good in your clothes can make a real difference and following breast surgery there is no reason why women shouldn’t continue to wear the clothes they love,” she said.

“Our service already operates in a number of other areas in Northern Ireland and has helped many women over the years find a renewed sense of self-confidence in themselves after a very tough time in their lives.”

Mary McKnight, from Dungiven, who recently had a mastectomy, had a very positive experience when she used the Cancer Focus NI bra-fitting service at Altnagelvin Hospital.

For more information call 0793 3202 131 or email care@cancerfocusni.org.