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One in Nine was established in 1994 by a number of women who had survived breast cancer. These women had confronted many difficulties while dealing with their illness due to a lack of available support and information. One in Nine offers a broad range of services to women battling breast cancer as well as to their families while simultaneously carrying out widespread activities that help break the silence about this disease and raise awareness about its early detection. One in Nine’s activities include but are not limited to: operating a hotline; facilitating support groups; providing individual counseling; upholding and protecting patients’ rights; operating a comprehensive and updated website; sponsoring a doctors’ and consultants’ forum; facilitating breast health workshops; and carrying out widespread activities which raise awareness about breast cancer.