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Muslims with cancer - Talk about your experience with cancer through a charity event

9 Oct 2014 15:23

Hi,

The topic of cancer within the Asian/Muslim community is very limited. I have not found an active support group for Muslims with cancer. As part of a charity event, I am aiming to tackle this issue in the long term. If you are a Muslim who has suffered from Cancer and would like to share your experience, please get in touch.

Firstly, I am organising an Afternoon Tea Charity Event in aid of those who are suffering from cancer, not only in the UK but in countries where support, resources and funding is limited. I am, however, hoping that this will kick start my long term plan of opening up a Muslim Cancer Support Group both off line and on line.

Please reply to this thread if you are interested in taking part. I really look forward to hearing from you.

Re: Muslims with breast cancer (help to recruit a sample)

24 Oct 2014 22:11 in response to RuqeeD

Hello, I am a PhD researcher from the school of nursing and midwifery (Queen's university Belfast), researching the experiences of Muslims Women who have been diagnosed as having breast cancer and thier primaey caregiver. ¿ My proposed study has two phases: 1- Muslims women experiences of breast cancer treatment and care in the UK. 2-Their lay caregiver experiences during care pathway. I am writing to ask you for help whether members of your group would be interested in taking part of this research. Until now, most research most research looking for women's experiences of breast cancer has been focused on ethnic minority groups such as Black, South Asian and Caucasian and there is very little work that captures the experiences of Muslim women. The aim of this research is exploring the experience of Muslim women and their lay caregiver during breast cancer journey and provide guidance to health care professionals in order that culturally sensitive and appropriate care is provided to Muslim women with beast cancer. The Muslim population in Northern Ireland is not sufficient to recruit from.

thank you for your time

yours Faithfully

Norah

nmadkhali01@qub.ac.uk

Message was edited by: Norah

Re: Muslims with cancer - Talk about your experience with cancer through a charity event

13 May 2015 23:15 in response to RuqeeD

Hi, i recently was diagnosed and had chemotherapy. im too looking for other muslim sisters to connect with whom have been through similiar health conditions. you can contact me if yo u like

Re: Muslims with cancer - Talk about your experience with cancer through a charity event

10 Feb 2017 09:37 in response to asma

Hi I am not Muslim but from India and lived in Muslim community for long surely can talk I had breast cancer in October 2015

Re: Muslims with cancer - Talk about your experience with cancer through a charity event

12 Feb 2017 07:46 in response to RuqeeD

I will keep you all in my prayers. I think the spiritual side of cancer is often forgotton and but plays a large part of some peoples lives. So I think what you are doing is brilliant ! I had a lady who felt shy to get checked for rectal bleeding = I begged her to get it checked - it took months of pursuading that faith asside = this needed attending to!

Brighteyes

Re: Muslims with cancer - Talk about your experience with cancer through a charity event

21 Nov 2017 09:55 in response to movie
Hi Asma I was diagnosed with cancer in June this year. Although I have family in Cardiff I feel very alone. Id love to hear from other's In my situation.