alma zois

hellenic association of women with breast cancer

our vision

Alma Zois’ vision is that every breast cancer patient in Greece has full psychosocial support and information on all matters concerning her health, career and life.

Moreover, every woman in Greece to be aware of breast cancer as well as of the importance and methods of early detection.
We want to eliminate ignorance about the disease and raise awareness of how to prevent it.
We want patients to have appropriate support and information.
We want our message to reach every corner of Greece, and every woman who is worried or is going through her own fight with breast cancer.

Alma Zois at a glance

The Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” was founded in 1988 by breast cancer survivors who aspired to offer to other survivors the necessary support for dealing with their illness and achieving a better quality of life. 

In the last 30+ years, the Association has grown and numbers more than 2000 survivor members and many associate (non-survivor) members. 

The Board of Directors consists of seven members, all of whom are breast cancer survivors. The Association’s scientific work is designed by full-time mental health professionals and is approved by a  multidisciplinary Scientific Committee. 


Alma Zois' Programs


One-to-one sessions by a Psychologist / Social Worker, aiming at managing emotions after the diagnosis of breast cancer and in all phases of the disease

Group Therapy

Psychosocial support groups are organized and implemented by experienced mental health professionals: health psychologists – psychotherapists and social workers. The main objective of the Psychosocial support groups is the provision of individualized psychosocial rehabilitation services, depending on the needs of each patient and on the stage of each patient’s treatment.

Helpline for breast cancer patients

The Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” operates the Support Helpline. Breast cancer patients and survivors may call daily at 210 8253253 and speak with a Health Psychologist or a Social Worker. Also, legal advice may be given by councelor on specific days and hours

Peer Support

The Association's volunteers, women with breast cancer experience trained on the basis of the international Reach to Recovery programme, provide emotional support to other women with the same experience in hospitals.

Genetic Counseling and testing

Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois”, in cooperation with the National Center for Scientific Research “Demokritos”, conducts a genetic counseling and testing program for women who have already experienced breast cancer, as well as for three more first-degree members of their family.

Each woman has the opportunity to choose the scope of the analysis concerning: The existence of a mutation in the genes BRCA1 and BRCA2 The breast cancer predisposition and ovarian The predisposition for any form of cancer.

Nutrition tips

The program aims to improve the patients’ functionality and psychological status through personalized information and practical assistance on issues caused by treatment side effects affecting their body image. Patients can visit the Association’s offices, on specific days and have an appointment with the make up artist and / or nutritionist for their personalized service.

Legal Counseling

In “Alma Zois”, a helpline staffed by legal counselor , provides access to legal information concerning the employment rights of women with breast cancer, insurance coverage and state benefits to any patient with breast cancer nationwide.

Seminars "I decide because I know"

Distinguished scientists & professionals specialised in breast cancer analyse aspects of the disease, providing reliable information & guidance to ensure a better quality of life.

Breast cancer Workplace awareness program

Informative interventions are provided free of charge to companies or organization interested in the program. Participants: • Breast surgeon or Oncologist – Pathologist or Radiologist Talks about «Early breast cancer detection» • Social worker or Psychologist of Hellenic Association of Women with Breast Cancer “Alma Zois” Talks about «Prevention’s limiting factors» • Woman with breast cancer experience, Association’s trained volunteer. Talks about «Personal breast cancer experience» During the intervention women have the opportunity to discuss about all the issues that concern them with specialists as well as to receive informative brochure about breast cancer prevention.

All Alma Zois' programs are provided for free

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Awareness & Prevention of Lymphedema

Evaluation and advice for further management by specialized physiotherapists, members of the APLESO - PSF, according to the results and the individual history of each examinee.


years breast cancer awareness in greece


members - breast cancer survivors


programs for breast cancer patients support and breast cancer awareness


breast cancer survivors trained volunteers for peer support program

Alma Zois is the Organizer of Greece Race for the Cure® that aims at spreading the word against breast cancer in Greece since 2009.

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