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Warrnambool Information Forum

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) will be hosting an Information Forum in Warrnambool for people living with breast cancer and their supporters.

The Information Forum will cover a range of topics including the latest in breast cancer treatment, strategies to enhance physical and emotional wellbeing, early detection and management, of lymphoedema, and how you can live well during treatment and beyond.

With March being Lymphoedema Awareness Month, BCNA has introduced lymphoedema sessions to our Information Forum programs for the month of March. This will be a great opportunity to hear from leading experts in the field.

It will also be an opportunity to hear about what BCNA does and the services and resources we have available, alongside hearing from the local community groups and BCNA members who will share their experiences on a panel.

Guest speakers will include Medical Oncologist, Associate Professor Ian Collins, Lymphologist and Director of the Lymphoedema Clinical Research Unit, Flinders University, Professor Neil Piller. Specialised Lymphoedema Physiotherapist Alicia Boyd , Oncology Social Worker Carrie Lethborg, Breast Care Nurse Rebecca Hay and BCNA members Katie Monigatti and Iris Bar.

Please note that to attend these events, you must be double vaccinated and show your vaccination certificate upon arrival. 

Date: Tuesday 28 March 

Time: 9.00am for 9.30am start – 3.00pm 

Refreshments will be served on arrival from 9.00am, and a light lunch will be provided. 

Location: Lady Bay Resort, 2 Pertobe Road Warrnambool VIC 3280 

Registration: Please register via Eventbrite

RSVP: Please RSVP by Friday 24 March 

Warrnambool local community groups  

Look Good Feel Better  

Look Good Feel Better is a non-medical, brand-neutral public service program that teaches beauty techniques to people with cancer to help them manage the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. The program includes lessons on skin and nail care, cosmetics, wigs and turbans, accessories and styling, helping people with cancer to find some normalcy in a life that is by no means normal. 

Cancer Council VIC  

Cancer Council provides information and support to all people affected by cancer. This support can be accessed by calling the Cancer Council information and support line on 13 11 20 or by visiting its website Cancer Council works across all different cancer types and supports all stages of a cancer journey. 

Practical Support: including legal & financial assistance, home help, transport and accommodation. 

Emotional Support: including peer support, counselling and support groups. 

Cancer Information: including booklets, factsheets, podcasts and webinars. 

South C Dragons

South C Dragons is a women's dragon boat club that was formed in 2012 by breast cancer survivors and friends. SCD members are women of various ages and backgrounds who enjoy camaraderie and friendship within a social, sporting environment, and whose common goals are to get fit, keep active and have fun. SCD aims to develop and encourage dragon boating for all women in South West Victoria, including those who are cancer survivors.