Penny Brohn - Cancer Care

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Our Founders

Penny Brohn's Story
In 1979 Penny Brohn was diagnosed with breast cancer. In the midst of her own crisis, she recognised that thousands of others diagnosed were also experiencing profound feelings of isolation, fear and uncertainty.

With her friend Pat Pilkington, Penny worked tirelessly alongside teams of doctors, nurses and complementary therapists to develop a holistic programme for people with cancer and their loved ones. Now known worldwide as the Bristol Approach to cancer care, this respected programme offers support for mind, body and spirit, as a natural partner to medical treatment.

Penny defied her prognosis for nearly twenty years and inspired thousands who used the services of the groundbreaking charity she founded – now known as Penny Brohn Cancer Care.