Upcoming Sessions

BreaCan conducts free information sessions on a regular basis. Coming to an information session is a great way to access information and connect with others in a similar situation.

Information sessions are coordinated by BreaCan staff and involve medical, allied health and other specialists, including creative therapists.

Book your place by clicking on any of the upcoming sessions below.

Cancellations Policy

If we do not have enough people enrolled one week before a session is scheduled we will cancel the session and inform anyone who has booked. This also allows the speaker sufficient time to make other plans. We hope that cancelling a session is never necessary but also realise that having only a small number of people attending a session is no longer workable.


Lymphoedema

Date: Thursday, 30/03/2017
Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

After having surgery to remove lymph glands there is a risk of developing lymphoedema. Our presenter will detail what lymphoedema is, early warning signs, how to minimise the risk of developing it and how to best manage it if it develops. The impact of exercise and massage, as well as where to find assistance will

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Feldenkrais

Date: Monday, 03/04/2017
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

This session will provide an introduction to the Feldenkrais Method which involves very gentle but unusual movements, designed to discover more comfortable and efficient ways to move.  These movement lessons tap into how the brain organises movement.  All you need to bring is your curiosity and hopefully the session will be both surprising and fun!

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Managing Chronic Illness: What Does It Mean to Me?

Date: Thursday, 20/04/2017
Time: 11.00AM - 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

What does this term mean and what relevance does it have after a cancer diagnosis and treatment? Increasing rates of chronic illness, including cancer, and the impact of this on our health system, mean that it is important, on many levels, for people to be active participants in their own health care. To become active

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Morning Tea for Women Living with Advanced Cancer

Date: Monday, 24/04/2017
Time: 10.30AM - 12.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Join us for a lovely morning tea and an opportunity to chat with BreaCan volunteers and other women who are living with advanced cancer. There are real benefits to connecting with others who really understand your situation in a way that others, however well meaning, may not. Some of these include not feeling so alone

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Vitamin D and Cancer

Date: Wednesday, 26/04/2017
Time: 11.00AM - 12.30PM

Location: Women's Health Victoria, Level 8, 255 Bourke Street, Melbourne

What is vitamin D? Do I have enough of it? Why is it being talked about so much in the last few years? What is the data on cancer in relation to vitamin D and how good are the studies? Dr Allison Hodge will speak about the latest research in this field. Allison is an

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