BCNA member and Community Liaison Helen Williamson has spoken out about the extensive out-of-pocket costs she incurred after her breast cancer diagnosis.
The article 'Out of pocket and in trouble' published in today's Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers tackles the issue of health affordability ahead of the 2013 Federal Election.
You can read the full article online via The Age website.
The article also breifly mentions BCNA's 2012 survey into MRI costs which found one in 10 women refuse a recommended MRI because it is 'too expensive'.
BCNA is advocating for the next Federal Government to reduce the financial burden of breast cancer. You can read more about advocacy to improve support for women and families affected by breast cancer in our 2013 Federal Election Submission.
Thank you to Helen for her willingness to share her experience and speak out on this important issue.