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Breast cancer survivors to sit at a very important table

BCNA News 14 Aug 2018

The federal government is giving $430,000 to BCNA to continue a program that allows survivors to share their insights with researchers, clinicians and policy makers.

The program that BCNA began in 2000 is internationally recognised for delivering better support and care for women battling breast cancer

Over the next two years 200 hundred women will be trained in how to advocate and develop programs for women with breast cancer and other female cancers.  

Minister for Health Greg Hunt said the latest rollout will be particularly focused on supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women and women from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. 

"It is critical to support cancer survivors to translate their lived experience to improve diagnosis and treatment of others," Mr Hunt said on Sunday.

Click here for the 2018 breast cancer statistics in Australia