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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

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

Sydney information session 

Women diagnosed with breast cancer face shock, fear, grief and uncertainty. So do the people who love them. Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is holding an information session for women diagnosed with breast cancer and the women who support them.

You are warmly invited to hear eminent medical oncologist Professor Fran Boyle talk about how everyone can take the best care of their own needs as they support each other.

Come with your daughter, mother, aunt, niece, or friend, or come on your own – you are most welcome either way.

One of the aims of the event is to see if there is interest in establishing an informal network of Sydney women with breast cancer and their family members/friends so you can share stories and support each other.

We’d also like to hear your thoughts and ideas to help us better understand the needs of family members of women with breast cancer, so we can better support them.

The information session will be hosted at Swaab Attorneys by managing partner Mary Digiglio, the daughter of a BCNA member. We expect the event to be well attended so please register as soon as you can.

Tuesday 24 October

Swaab Attorneys, Level 4, 20 Hunter St Sydney 2000 (Close to Wynard Station)

5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Tuesday 17 October for catering purposes

Register to attend 

Ballina information forum

The forum will be relevant to you wherever you are in your breast cancer journey – from a recent diagnosis through to survivorship following end of treatment – and will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well with breast cancer. Topics include latest treatment, communicating effectively with your treating team and managing side effects such as sexual health, fatigue and menopause.

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Registration and arrival refreshments from 9.00am. Forum from 9.45 am – 3.20 pm

Riverside Function Centre – Ballina RSL Club, 1 Grant St Ballina NSW 2478


  • Dr Wade Pullin, Medical Oncologist
  • Professor Jane Turner, Psychiatrist
  • Janine Porter-Steele, Clinical Nurse Manager
  • Raelene Boyle AM MBE, Olympian and breast cancer survivor

Getting There:

  • Free parking is available in the two-storey undercover car park accessible from River Street. Alternatively, there is a free open air parking lot opposite the main club entry (off Grant Street). Disabled car spaces are also located off Grant Street on the riverside. The Club also has two lifts available for east access to Level One.
  • Buses run through Ballina daily – please see Buslines Group's website for more information

 Register to attend 

Melbourne information session: Life after breast cancer 

This session will explore the physical and emotional needs of men and women after a breast cancer diagnosis.
These include fatigue, bone health, lymphoedema, menopause as well as sexual wellbeing, fear of cancer recurrence and maintaining healthy relationships.

Thursday 16 November 2017

Registration and arrival refreshments from 5.15 pm. Session runs from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm

Bayview Eden Melbourne - 6 Queens Road, Melbourne VIC


  • Dr Yoland Antill, Medical Oncologist
  • Jane Fletcher, Health Psychologist

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.

 Register to attend