In our September to December 2015 What’s On calendar, we featured some apps and websites in the What’s New section that may be of interest: myhealthapps.net myhealthapps.net brings together the world’s favourite healthcare apps that are tried and tested by people like you, providing a quick and easy way to find trusted apps to: make a difference to

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BreaCan is seeking the support from interested consumers to join our Consumer Reference Group. BreaCan is a holistic, consumer focused service which strongly draws on the experiences of women with breast cancer and gynaecological cancers to provide peer support and information. In order to assist BreaCan in meeting the needs of women, our Consumer Reference Group, who’s members are  women who

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Women exercising

BreaCan is pleased to offer a free 6 week gentle exercise program for women living in, or being treated in, the western suburbs for gynaecological or breast cancer.  Sessions start on Tuesday 19 May 2015 and will run once a week for 6 weeks in Cairnlea and Sunshine. The aims of the program are: to

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Lat year, BreaCan launched a pilot project set to improve the availability of information and support to women affected by cancer in rural and regional areas of Victoria. The Victorian Department of Health and Human Services has funded the pilot project, after we showed a need for a greater level of support services for women

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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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circle of women statue

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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