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Position statements

BCNA’s position statements outline our perspective on key breast cancer issues, as well as suggested solutions to current problems. Our position statements are developed in consultation with our members, and involve thorough background research and analysis.

Our position statements inform our national advocacy work. We encourage other organisations 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 on 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 afterthought
  • good evidence leads to good practice
  • consumers need to be involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of research, policy development and service development and delivery.

Our position

Our position on the issues in this section is intended to improve the diagnosis, management and ongoing care of women with breast cancer.

CDK4/6 inhibitors for the treatment of hormone positive, HER2-negative metastatic breast cancer
Breast Care Nurses
Breast Density and Mammographic Screening
Breast Prostheses
Breast Reconstruction
Breastscreen Australia
Clinical Practice Guidelines
Clinical Trials
Complementary Therapies
Dealing with Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Companies
Early Detection Information
Family History and Hereditary Breast Cancer
Herceptin Prior to Surgery
Improving Supportive Care
Lymphoedema
Multidisciplinary Care
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Sentinel Node Biopsy
Women Living in Rural and Remote Regions