From Karratha in the far north to Bunbury down south - people affected by breast cancer living in and around those communities will have a chance to learn about the latest in current and emerging breast cancer treatments, hear about support and resources and connect with each other.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) - Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation – is bringing it’s Living Well with Breast Cancer Information Forums to those centres.
The WA forums, to be held in Karratha on 20 June and Bunbury on 22 June, are part of BCNA’s Living Well forums being held across regional and rural Australia.
They follow successful forums held in Port Lincoln, Warrnambool and Darwin this year.
Attendees will also hear about BCNA’s services and resources, hear presentations from a variety of experts and hear from local BCNA members and groups.
BCNA’s Director of Policy, Advocacy and Support Services Vicki Durston says there is high unmet need for information and support for a breast cancer diagnosis in the Pilbara and Southwest region of WA.
“We have heard from our members as well as health professionals in the area that there are unique challenges in this part of Western Australia. Many people are required to travel long distances for treatment and may struggle to access the support they need.”
“We’re making the most of travelling to Western Australia by holding forums in two locations. This is also a chance for us to connect in with these communities and hear about local issues.”
Guest speakers will include Associate Professor Andrew Redfern, oncology social worker Dr Carrie Lethborg, physiotherapist Pia Jorgensen, and more!
BCNA invites anyone interested in attending the free forum to register here:
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. BCNA provides information and support to those diagnosed and their supporters, opportunities to connect with others going through a similar situation and work to influence a stronger healthcare system to ensure all Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
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