Cancer Centre Address – The MABS Mar Menor Cancer Centre is located at Avenida La Union Number 60, San Javier : Tel 615 016 035
Helpline number is 693 275 779
The MABS Cancer Support Group was founded in 1999 by five women (4 British and 1 Austrian), all of whom had had breast cancer.
Originally named MARINA ALTA BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, their aim was to provide support to cancer patients and their families on the Costa Blanca and the Costa del Sol. News traveled fast and the medical profession was soon referring ALL types of cancers to the Group for support, so the name was changed to MABS CANCER SUPPORT GROUP to reflect this.
We provide information on the type of cancer, treatment, side effects, where to buy wigs and prosthesis, etc.
MABS provides translators for clinic and hospital appointments, as well as drivers who will collect the person from home and deliver them to the place of treatment, wait for them, and take them home again.
MABS receives no financial assistance from local or regional governments and relies on fundraising and donations from local organisations.
In April 2005, our President received the MBE from HM The Queen at Buckingham Palace for the work carried out by the Group for cancer patients in Spain.
The Group now has branches with co-ordinators in Jávea, Gran Alacant, Torrevieja , Murcia/Mar Menor, Mazarrón, Mojacar and Marbella, but there are supporters in most towns.
MABS Cancer Support Group is a registered charity and is funded from the community in Spain . We are non profit making and all monies raised remain here in Spain, helping the people who need it most. All accounts are audited annually by our President, Mrs Jacquelyne Phillips MBE.
People diagnosed with cancer anywhere in the world face many challenges that may leave them feeling overwhelmed, afraid and alone. If diagnosis or treatment takes place in another country this is an added difficulty to cope with, e.g. not being native can cause added stresses and this is why we are working to ease these problems.
As our motto says – help is just a phone call away
The MABS Mar Menor Cancer Centre is located at Avenida La Union Number 60, San Javier : Tele 615 016 035
The MABS Cancer Centre is the first of its kind in the Murcia region and was opened by the British Consul, Paul Rodwell on 26 November, 2010. It provides a central point for all those affected by cancer to find up-to-date information, support, counselling and therapy.
The Therapy Room provides treatments to cancer patients and members of the public, donating a percentage of income to the Centre each month. You can also receive advice and treatment from our reflexology and tricology experts. They are available every Friday and you just need to call the Centre to make an appointment.
To enable this facility, we also have a large retail area which sells high quality, new and nearly new and accessories, bric-a-brac, books, CDs and . Many people are pleasantly surprised on their first visit to the Centre and remark on how unlike a charity shop we are.
The Centre is headed up by Sue Thomason, who brings a wealth of retail industry experience to MABS and she was a key player in the launch of the Centre in November 2010. She is passionate about the success of the Centre and would welcome more like-minded people to join her retail team for the coming busy season.
If you have a few hours to spare and would like to help us raise funds to ensure that the Cancer Centre carries on its invaluable work in the Murcia region, then please call Sue on 868 186 514 or 615 016 035, or you can email her: email@example.com
Murcia North West – covering Calasparra, Cehegin, Caravaca, Moratalla, Mula and the surrounding areas.
Co-ordinator: Cecilia Coulson
Telephone: 650 103 095
Murcia North East – covering Fortuna and the surrounding areas
Co-ordinator: Marion Nicks
Telephone: 968 685 278 or 658 302 988
Mazarrón – covering Mazarrón and surrounding areas
Co-ordinator: Zue Burgess
Helpline: 620 422 410
General Enquiries: 620 582 418
Volunteer Co-ordinator: 634 362 823
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