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Information forums

 

The forum was unbelievably helpful and I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. The information and support was great, and made me realise I am not alone. - Kate 

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) presents free information forums across Australia for people living with breast cancer and their
supporters.

See more information on upcoming forums and themes below. 

Regional and rural forums for women, men and their families affected by breast cancer are made possible thanks to the support of the Australian Government.

Upcoming Forums

Younger women living with breast cancer information session, Melbourne

This session will explore the unique issues that younger women often experience after a breast cancer diagnosis. These include not only medical challenges, but sensitive topics such as managing relationships, sexual wellbeing, having a baby after breast cancer and managing the fear that cancer may one day return.

Speakers:

  • Dr Yoland Antill, Medical Oncologist speaking about treatment, menopause symptoms, long term side effects, fertility after breast cancer and follow up care.
  • Jane Fletcher, Health Psychologist speaking about managing relationships, sexual wellbeing, and fear of recurrence.
  • Ashley Bigaran, Accredited Exercise Physiologist speaking about exercise and wellness and the challenges young women face.
  • Felicity Munt, BCNA Head of Programs and Services speaking about our advocacy, financial assistance and return to work.

Date:
Wednesday 23 August 2017

Location: 
Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne

Time:
Registrations and light refreshments from 5.15 pm. Information session from 5.45 pm – 8.45 pm.

Getting there:

  • On-site FREE car parking is located directly behind the hotel and can be accessed via Queens Lane (You can park in reserved spaces after 5 pm)
  • Easy access to tram stops located on St Kilda Road and adjacent to Albert Park Golf Course

Achieving wellness through behaviour change - Melbourne information session 

This session will explore the challenges of making the necessary changes in your lifestyle to improve your health and wellbeing. Topics covered will include the principles of successful behaviour change, healthy eating, exercise and fatigue.

Speakers:

  • Dr Helen Donovan, Health Psychologist speaking about exercise, motivation and fatigue management and how you can make positive behaviour change
  • Accredited Practising Dietitian specialised in Cancer (oncology) nutritional management speaking about healthy eating during and following cancer treatment, managing side effects impacting diet and the role of diet in weight management.

Date: 
Thursday 7 September 2017

Location:  
Bayview Eden, 6 Queens Road, Melbourne

Time: 
Registrations and light refreshments from 5.15 pm. Information session from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm.

Getting there:

  • On-site FREE car parking is located directly behind the hotel and can be accessed via Queens Lane (You can park in reserved spaces after 5.00 pm)
  • Easy access to tram stops located on St Kilda Road and adjacent to Albert Park Golf Course