Held in rural, regional and metropolitan locations around Australia, our Information Forums are free events for people diagnosed with breast cancer, and their partners, family and supporters.
Learn about the latest in breast cancer treatment and care, and ways to manage the emotional and physical impact of breast cancer from breast cancer experts including medical oncologists, oncology psychologists and other health professionals at these inspiring events.
We provide lunch, information displays from a number of organisation and groups supporting people with breast cancer, and time to meet with others who have been through a similar situation.
Regional and rural forums support women, men and their families, thanks to the support of the Australian Government.
Cairns Information Forum
Topic: Breast cancer information, care and looking after yourself.
When: Wednesday 26 April 2017. Arrival refreshments for 9.00am. Program from 10.00am – 3.30 pm.
Where: Cairns Convention Centre, Hall C, Sheridan and Wharf Streets, Cairns City QLD 4870
Information: This information forum is for people diagnosed with breast cancer, their support people and health professionals. Hear about the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living with a breast cancer diagnosis from leading health professionals. There will be information displays from a number of organisations and groups supporting people with breast cancer. Lunch is provided.
The forum is also an opportunity to hear from you on the issues you face. Your concerns will help to shape our advocacy agenda.
BCNA recently held an information forum in Hahndorf. The 'Breast cancer treatment, care and looking after yourself' forums were attended by over 240 members of the local and surrounding communities. The breast cancer forum was facilitated by Kathy Wells, BCNA’s Head of Policy and the metastatic breast cancer forum was facilitated by Danielle Spence, BCNA’s Head of Quality Practice. Both forums highlighted the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well after a breast cancer diagnosis.
We were lucky to have fabulous speakers at the forum that spoke about the treatment and care available, ways individuals can improve emotional and physical wellbeing during and after a breast cancer diagnosis, and other community-focused information. The forums also provided an opportunity for individuals to share with BCNA what the local breast cancer issues are facing their communities.
We would like to thank all our speakers and all the local services that came along to exhibit, and everyone who attended. We really enjoyed our time in Hahndorf and look forward to seeing everyone again soon.