Women from around the northern rivers area are invited to attend Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA) Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer forum on Tuesday 19 June from 10.30am to 3pm at Lismore City Hall.
The free forum will provide participants with the latest information and advice from leading clinicians and local service providers, as well as the opportunity to connect with other women going through a similar experience.
BCNA CEO Maxine Morand, herself a breast cancer survivor, said it was important that women and families around the country have access to the best possible information and support.
Speaking about the importance of information and connection, Ms Morand said:
‘We know that the need for information from diagnosis to treatment and beyond is very high. Breast cancer is quite complex in terms of type of cancer treatment and response.’
Ms Morand said around 4,600 people in NSW would have been diagnosed with breast cancer last year alone, generating a great need for support and information. Ms Morand said breast cancer has a significant impact on the Lismore community, especially for the women and families affected.
‘Emotional and practical support and general wellbeing are crucial to living well with and beyond breast cancer. Our speakers cover a range of issues that women with breast cancer face and strategies to help get them through their journey,’ Maxine said.
Local breast cancer survivor and member of the Lismore & District Breast Cancer Support Group Julie Radford said she was thrilled to be given the opportunity to hear from healthcare experts about living well after a breast cancer diagnosis. Julie said:
‘I am really pleased that BCNA is coming to Lismore to provide local women with breast cancer with the latest information and practical advice. I invite local women, both those newly diagnosed and long-term survivors, to attend BCNA’s forum to connect with others going through a similar experience and to remind us all we are not alone on our journey.’
The event is limited to 150 participants. To secure your place, register now at www.bcna.org.au or free call 1800 500 258. Family and friends are welcome and a free lunch will be provided.