Beautiful After Breast Cancer Foundation


Modern medicine is increasingly transitioning towards preventive care. This shift towards prevention has also been observed in breast cancer care in recent years, particularly with the discovery of the BRCA gene. Subsequently, multiple genes and risk factors have been identified. Depending on these factors, a personalized screening strategy can be chosen. Therefore, it is crucial to understand these genetic and risk factors.


I was diagnosed with cancer ... This website serves as a portal designed to assist you and your loved ones in accessing personal information and finding solutions to your concerns.

The primary goal of this website is to offer guidance and support to patients as they navigate their journey toward recovery and improved quality of life. The "Diagnosis" section of our website is divided into two main categories. Firstly, under "Anatomy and Physiology," we provide fundamental knowledge about the breast. Secondly, in the "Tumors and Disorders" section, we delve deeper into various breast-related conditions.

Moreover, we aim to provide information to women who may be concerned about potential breast issues but are hesitant to seek immediate medical advice. Knowledge and information can often offer immediate reassurance if a woman is able to identify the issue herself and determine that no specific treatment is necessary. Conversely, we also strive to educate women who have received a diagnosis of a serious breast condition, such as breast cancer, and wish to approach their doctor well-informed and prepared.


The treatment for breast cancer should immediately include a discussion about reconstruction. Our foundation has no greater goal than to raise awareness of this among patients and oncological surgeons. By making an informed decision beforehand, we avoid closing off options for later reconstruction while still considering the oncological aspect. Of course, survival is paramount, and the decision of the oncologic surgeon will always take precedence.

The "Reconstruction or not?" page contains all the information you can expect during an initial consultation before undergoing tumor removal. This page is comprehensive, and your plastic surgeon will only provide information relevant to your situation.

"Removing the tumor" details the surgical procedure itself. This is the most crucial operation because effective tumor removal remains paramount. We guide you through the various methods of removal, a decision often made by a multidisciplinary team comprising oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, radiotherapists, breast nurses, gynecologists, oncological surgeons, and plastic surgeons.

The "Breast Reconstruction" section includes information and illustrations of the different reconstruction options along with corresponding steps.


Those treated for cancer often need a long period to recover.

Cancer is a radical illness with a heavy treatment. Often, people have to deal with psychosocial and/or physical problems afterwards, such as stress, anxiety, extreme fatigue, painful joints, reduced fitness, lymphedema... This can have a major impact on general well-being.

There are rehabilitation programmes offered by most hospitals. We cover some of the major topics here.

Quality of life

Quality of life is a key factor in coping with breast cancer. Therefore, it is important to find coping mechanisms that work, which will be different from patient to patient. For some, it may be finding enjoyment in activities they engaged in prior to diagnosis, taking time for appreciating life and expressing gratitude, volunteering, physical exercise... Of prime importance, studies have shown that accepting the disease as a part of one’s life is a key to effective coping, as well as focusing on mental strength to allow the patient to move on with life. In this section we are addressing some topics that patients experience during and after treatment and we are providing information to address them.

How you can support Beautiful A.B.C.?

Why donate?

Giving to others not only makes you happier, it also makes you live longer. This has also been scientifically proven. Take a look at the video below:

How can you help us?

There are many ways in which you, as an individual or as an organisation, can support the work of the Beautiful A.B.C. Foundation. Financial support is crucial to move forward but volunteers are also very important.

  • Donations

  • Volunteering

  • Corporate philantropy

  • Sponsor categories


By contributing to the general fund, you increase our ability to inform women around the world. Your contributions help us to maintain and expand the website and to increase the budget for our projects. If you prefer to contribute directly to the success of one of our projects, you can also allocate your gift specifically. In this way, you can choose to sponsor, for example, the translation of our website into a new language or the allocation of a training scholarship to a reconstructive surgeon.

As a fully recognised public benefit foundation, Beautiful A.B.C. is authorised to issue tax certificates for donations from 40€ within Belgium. Such a certificate will be sent to you at the end of the current year.

People who live outside Belgium and want to make a donation WITH a tax certificate should contact us directly. Without a tax certificate, donations can be made directly to the account number below.

Bank account number for donations

Beautiful After Breast Cancer Stichting, De Gerlachekaai 20, B-2000 Antwerpen
BE50 7350 3764 8718
(tax certificate over 40€)


The Beautiful A.B.C. Foundation is mainly maintained by volunteers, which keeps our overhead costs low. We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our fundraising actions. If you would like to be involved in the organisation of one of our upcoming events, or have an idea for a fundraising event that you would like to sponsor or organise, please contact us. 

Corporate Philanthropy

The Beautiful A.B.C. Foundation is a fully recognised non-profit organisation. We are happy to work with you or your financial department to identify the most fiscally attractive sponsorship opportunity. For further info, please mail to


If you are interested in providing any kind of support from donations, volunteering, to fundraising, or if you would like to help organise one of our events, please contact us. There is even something you can do right now: Reach out to women with breast cancer and forward the link to our website where they can find important information about the disease and treatments as well as breast reconstruction.

Sponsor categories

Below, you will find the different types of sponsorship categories:


Corporate Funding

Corporate in kind

Financial support of an event

Support of an event in kind

Individual sponsorship



For further information, please mail to