About littlelifts

Why littlelifts?

In 2014, at the age of 28, Oa was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. What followed was a whirlwind of emotions and medical appointments before she began her chemotherapy treatment. It was a scary time, with lots of uncertainty and an overwhelming sense of the unknown.

Leading up to and during her treatment, Oa was fortunate to have a support network of friends and family to help her along the way – lifting those down days with a few little treats to relieve some of the side effects she experienced – and so the concept of the littlelifts box was born.

What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is when cells in the breast develop in an uncontrolled way and form a tumour.

Primary breast cancer means the cancer has not spread beyond the breast or lymph nodes under the arm. It is curable.

Secondary breast cancer is when the cancer has spread beyond the lymph nodes to the brain, lungs, liver and/or bones. It is incurable.

And how is it treated?

There are many different treatments, depending on the circumstances of the patient and their cancer.

Chemotherapy is one of these and it involves using chemical, systemic anti-cancer treatment (or SACT, for short). It is a very different experience for each patient and the side effects can be very unpleasant.

Uplifting

A littlelifts box provides support and comfort for women facing chemotherapy treatment.

Soothing

The boxes are full of specially selected items to help alleviate some of the side effects that women may experience.

Supportive

Women are given a littlelifts box by the Oncology and Breast Care Teams at our hospital partnerships.

Our mission and values

ONE IN EIGHT WOMEN WILL EXPERIENCE A BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS IN THEIR LIFE TIME.

We aim to provide practical and emotional support to women who face chemotherapy treatment for breast cancer, giving them a carefully created littlelifts box at the start of or during their treatment. At the moment, our support focuses on women in Norfolk and Suffolk but in the future our mission is to reach as many women as possible in East Anglia.

We understand that every woman’s experience of breast cancer is different, which is why we continuously evaluate and respond to what women want from littlelifts through our patient-led approach.

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