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Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon is a peer led support group to provide people with a breast cancer diagnosis an opportunity to connect and share with each other.

All of the support group facilitators have received a breast cancer diagnosis. We understand what you are going through.

The support group welcomes anyone who has received a breast cancer diagnosis.

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Monthly Meetings

Support group meeting are scheduled for the second Wednesday of each month. Schedule for 2019 is:

  • January 9
  • February 13
  • March 13
  • April 10
  • May 8
  • June 12
  • July 10
  • August 7
  • September 11
  • October 9
  • November 13
  • December 11

The group meetings allow people who have received a breast cancer diagnosis to connect so that we can learn from and share with each other.

Watch our clip on CTV Morning Live News to meet two of the facilitators for the group and learn a bit more about what you can expect.

Meeting will be at the Edwards Family Centre at 333 4th Avenue North. Parking is available directly on the south side of the building after 6pm. Additional parking is available in the the funeral home parking lot across the street, if there are no funeral signs up in the lot.

Please remember that the meeting space is a scent-free environment.

About

The Breast Cancer Support Saskatoon group began when several women diagnosed with breast cancer identified a gap in support services in the area. Thanks to their passion and dedication, the support group was launched. The support group is led by 4 facilitators.

Nathalie Baudais was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer in 2008 (at the age of 29) and with metastatic breast cancer in 2011. Her treatments have included multiple surgeries, chemotherapy regimes and radiation therapies. She has the BRCA1 genetic mutation. Nathalie is married and has one child. She works full time and is involved with a variety of breast cancer charities, as: patient advocate for cancer research, member of  Rethink Breast Cancer’s metastatic advisory board, patient representative for Canadian Breast Cancer Network’s Living Legacy and It’s About mBC Time Campaigns; organizer for Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) Day- Saskatoon.

Deanna Ratzlaff was diagnosed with Multifocal  Er+ Pr+  IDC April 2015 at the age of 44. Her treatments included several surgeries, chemotherapy and Tamoxifen. Deanna is a wife and mother of 2 daughters. She works for the Saskatoon Health Region and is involved in many Breast Cancer charities in Saskatchewan. Deanna is one of the organizers for BRA Day-Saskatoon.

Gerarda Paton was diagnosed with breast cancer in February 2014. Her treatment included surgery, radiation and aromatase inhibitors and she is currently awaiting BRACA1 genetic testing. Gerarda is married with two grown children. She is an educator and a proud supporter of Breast Cancer research, CIBC Run for the Cure and one on one support for newly diagnosed Breast Cancer patients.

Kristen Fiolleau was diagnosed in May 2014 with triple negative breast cancer and in October 2014 with metastatic breast cancer. Treatment has included several regimes of chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation. Genetic testing identified that she has a BRCA1+ mutation. Kristen is married and has one child. She receives benefits from Disability CPP. Kristen is also the Ambassador for the C95 Radio Marathon for Breast Cancer Research.

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Extra Support

We have such a supportive group! Thanks so much to all of our members for a great session last night. It is so wonderful to meet with people who get it. For the members who are newly diagnosed, here are a couple of resources that provide information on breast cancer, pathology, treatment, support, etc: http://www.breastcancer.org https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/health/diseases-and-conditions/cancer#breast-cancer

Contact

Email: contact@breastcancersupportsaskatoon.com