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BCNA News 01 May 2019

Upcoming webcast series

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is hosting a series of free online webcasts over the coming months. Join us at these interactive online information sessions to hear from leading experts and other people who have been through a breast cancer diagnosis.  There will be opportunities to ask questions.

Living with lymphoedema, the conversation continues

Thursday 16 May 2019 | 7.00 – 7.45 pm (AEST)

This is the second webcast in a two-part series that discusses lymphoedema after breast cancer. The webcast will delve deeper into the challenges around living with lymphoedema. The panel will look at the common questions and themes resulting from our first webcast as well as practical ways to manage and prevent lymphoedema. We will be joined by:

  • Prof John Boyages, Professor of Breast Oncology
  • Louise Koelmeyer, Occupational Therapist and Lymphoedema expert

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Breast reconstruction – know your options

Tuesday 21 May 2019 | 7.00 – 7.45 pm (AEST)

There are many different options available for breast reconstruction and much to consider. It is an individual choice whether a woman wants to have a breast reconstruction, go flat or wear a breast prosthesis. It is important to be comfortable with your fdecision and your body’s look and feel. This webcast will explore the current options and issues affecting women consider breast reconstruction. We will be joined by:

  • Dr Chantel Thornton, Specialist Breast Cancer Surgeon
  • Monique Baldacchino, Breast Care Nurse
  • Gosia Davis, Consumer

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Hormone-blocking therapy – is it worth it?

Thursday 6 June 2019 | 7.00 – 7.45 pm (AEST)

Many women experience menopause-like symptoms when taking hormone-blocking therapies. While for some women these symptoms are mild and easily managed, for others it can be a real challenge to maintain the treatment for the long term because of troublesome side effects. This webcast will explore the challenges women with breast cancer face taking hormone-blocking therapy, including ways to manage the side effects and reduce impacts on quality of life. We will be joined by:

  • Dr Richard de Boer, Medical Oncologist
  • Prof Martha Hickey, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Melbourne
  • Kate Keogh Murray, Consumer

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To view our previously recorded webcasts, click here.