Victorian Premier, Health Minister and respresentatives from BreaCan, BSWRICS and Barwon Health

As part of broader announcements about cancer funding, the Coalition today announced $1.5 million over three years for BreaCan to increase access to peer support for women living with cancer in regional and rural Victoria. The Victorian Premier, The Hon Denis Napthine, and Health Minister The Hon David Davis mentioned BreaCan several times today as

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New books available in the BreaCan library

We have recently added a number of new resources to our library, covering a whole range of topics. These new additions are listed on our online catalogue and, like all our library resources, can be borrowed from anywhere in Victoria. If any of these titles sound of interest to you, please click on the title,

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BreaCan Manager Lee Kennedy attended the recent Cancer Nurses Society of Australia Winter Congress 2014. The conference was a great success with 500 cancer nurses from all over Australia coming together to learn, discuss, debate and reflect. It was great to hear from key note speakers about the importance of consumer participation and the variety

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Photo of the June to August What's On

The What’s On program for June to August 2014 is out now. As always, we have tried to put together an engaging program which responds to the needs of women living with gynaecological and breast cancer.  This program includes sessions on a wide variety of topics from clinical information to wellness and creative therapies.  You can browse

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Peer Support Volunteer Pauline with Ms Elisabeth Miller MP at the BreaCan National Volunteer week celebration

On Tuesday 13 May BreaCan celebrated National Volunteer Week with an afternoon tea at the BreaCan Resource Centre. Ms Elizabeth Miller, State Member for Bentleigh attended the celebration and spoke on behalf of the Victorian Government. Ms Miller touched on the importance of volunteers within the community but also on the value of peer support.

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Each year, around 1400 Australian women are diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer. Many face significant challenges and need support. BreaCan along with organisations such as Ovarian Cancer Australia provide practical and emotional support to these women. This is the reason why, each February, in Australia, Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month is held to raise awareness of ovarian cancer

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On the 22nd of March 2014, from 10am to 4pm, at the BreaCan Resource Centre. Join us for this exciting day especially for women living with advanced cancer, their families and friends. The format will include speakers on nutrition, exercise, and managing anxiety, and the opportunity to participate in wellness workshops. We will be providing

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photo of the What's On brochure

The What’s On program for February to May 2014 has been sent out to everyone on the BreaCan mailing list this week.  The program includes sessions on a wide variety of topics from clinical information to wellness and creative therapies.  You can browse and book into sessions here. If you would like to receive the

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Each year the BreaCan Resource Centre closes over the festive season. The Centre will close from 2pm Thursday 19 December 2013 and will re-open on Monday 13 January 2014. The close down gives our peer support volunteers a break from their important work at the Resource Centre, an opportunity for them to re-charge. BreaCan will

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Ten Year Anniversary Morning Tea

Minister for Health David Davis launched a new initiative to help women with breast cancer, as part of BreaCan’s 10th Anniversary celebrations. Minister Davis, who was joined at the launch by Minister for Community Services Mary Wooldridge and Parliamentary Secretary for Health Georgie Crozier said the BreaCan Information Navigator app and website was a great

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