Europa Donna Malta was set up to bring about an awareness of breast cancer and the importance of breast care in Malta. It was started by three ladies back in 1987 as the Mastectomy Support Group but was renamed the Breast Care Support Group (BCSG) in 1989 to include anyone affected by breast cancer in any way.
In 2004 the group was affiliated with Europa Donna, the European Breast Cancer coalition, which advocates for optimal breast cancer treatment for all women in the European Union. At the moment there are 46 countries affiliated with Europa Donna.
One of the main objectives of Europa Donna Malta is to befriend and support people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and to provide encouragement for those undergoing treatment through to recovery and life after treatment and possible reconstructive surgery. We are dedicated to helping breast cancer survivors reclaim a positive body image and a healthy lifestyle. We also offer support for family and friends of patients or survivors.
Through personal experience and by attending breast cancer seminars locally and abroad, our group can offer friendly and current advice as to what to expect following diagnosis and beyond. We also work to enhance the knowledge and skills of health professionals by providing specialist literature and education opportunities. Our aim is to promote models of good care and to assist individuals by improving the environment in which treatment is provided. See the section on Support for details of our monthly meetings in Gozo and Malta.
We also work to raise awareness about breast cancer and the importance of a healthy lifestyle. A selection of the information material we have produced can be seen in the Publications section on this site.
You can contact us by email or by calling/texting us on 99330330 or 99994666. We know what a stressful and confusing time a diagnosis of breast cancer brings to all concerned and are here to offer support or just to listen to you.
Call us for a chat.