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Breast cancer: 20,000 times courage and confidence

Breast cancer: 20,000 times courage and confidence

The non-profit association for the healing of breast cancer Komen Germany now delivers 20,000 "pink information bags" all over Germany. The bags are sent by DHL Paket to around 170 certified breast centers in the 16 federal states. This means that more than every fourth woman who is newly diagnosed with breast cancer this year receives important and up-to-date information from the specialist societies, current patient advice, reading samples, flyers from self-help groups and a brochure from Komen Germany.

"A pocket like many from the outside, but the inside is like a care package with elementary and important information for women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer," said Andrea Hahne in Hameln, who was one of the first to introduce the new "pink information bag" "of the non-profit association for the healing of breast cancer Komen Germany in hand. "As a patient, I got to know these bags and I am now confidently passing them on to our patients." Andrea Hahne, who developed psychosocial counseling services at the Sana Klinikum Hameln-Pyrmont after her own breast cancer and founded the BRCA network for families with inherited breast cancer, received one of about 2,000 bags for her at the breast center of the Sana Klinik Hameln-Pyrmont on September 3 Lower Saxony, for which the foundation of the Lower Saxony Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken paid the costs.

"The information from our 20,000‘ pink info bags ’should also convey courage and confidence,” said Inge Althaus from Komen Germany at the handover and thanked DHL Paket, the foundation of the Lower Saxony Volksbanken and Raiffeisenbanken and the Berliner Sparkasse for their support. "With 72,000 new cases per year, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women," clarified the CEO of KOMEN Germany Prof. Dr. Ute-Susann Albert in Frankfurt am Main the need for this commitment. "We see it as an important task to provide patients with qualified information so that they can actively support their recovery process. Because it is important to remain active in the treatment process. Komen's 'Pink Info Bag' helps on the way to more patient competence. " The "Pink Info Bag" project was recognized by the federal government in 2009 as one of 365 initiatives in the "Land of Ideas".

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