BCNA position statements are developed in consultation with our members, and involve thorough background research and analysis. Our position statements outline BCNA's perspective on key breast cancer issues, and suggest solutions to current problems.
Our position statements inform our national advocacy work. We encourage others to use our statements when developing responses and solutions to key breast cancer issues.
The following principles form the basis for BCNA's policy work. They can be drawn upon when considering almost any breast cancer policy issue:
- every woman should be able to access a range of treatment choices so that together with her doctors she can make the best decision for her circumstances
- women need excellent information to make good choices about their treatment and care
- women need to be at the centre of the breast cancer (or health service) system, not an after thought
- good evidence leads to good practice
- consumers need to be involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of:
- policy development
- service development and delivery.
Our positions on the issues in this section are intended to improve the diagnosis, management and on-going care of women with breast cancer.
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