“My breast cancer network”, a social network to break loneliness

“My breast cancer network”, a social network to break loneliness

Fight against isolation. These three women have one thing in common: breast cancer. They met on the internet. “It makes us feel good to be together, at least once in a while. We share the same type of experience, difficulties and we understand each other“, says Laure Guéroult, founder of the website “My breast cancer network“. Diagnosed at 39, she sometimes felt lonely during and after her treatment. Based on this observation, she has developed a social network for women with breast cancer. Forum, advice, practical information, this platform helps more than 1,200 women at different stages of the disease.

Not a day goes by without Laure Villatte connecting to this network of associations. She finds there comfort and certain precise information. “When you find yourself without eyelashes, without eyebrows and without hair, I can tell you that without make-up, it’s not okay. To keep your spirits up, we need advice on make-up and the scalp“. Morale is essential in this course of care, more than eight out of ten women recover from breast cancer.

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