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.


Coffee, Cupcakes and Reflexology Too – for women with advanced cancer

Date: Wednesday, 01/06/2016
Time: 10.30AM - 12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Come along to BreaCan and join us for coffee, teas, delicious cupcakes and to top it all off, some pampering with reflexology! This is a great opportunity to chat with other women living with advanced cancer and our volunteers. We hope we will see you there. Please let us know if you are planning to

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Cancer Fatigue: What Does the Evidence Say?

Date: Monday, 06/06/2016
Time: 10.30AM-12.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Tiredness can be alleviated by a quick cat nap or a good night’s sleep. Fatigue, especially as a result of cancer treatment, isn’t as easy to overcome. Elizabeth Pearson, Occupational Therapist and Graduate Researcher at La Trobe University, will discuss the evidence for managing cancer-related fatigue. To attend the session in the BreaCan Resource Centre (not the webinar) please fill

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Drumming To Your Own Beat

Date: Wednesday, 15/06/2016
Time: 11.30AM-12.30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Join us for something new – a fun and energising session of drumming. Our teacher Jeremy Prentice will share with us what lies at the heart of African drumming: its spirit, traditions and wonderful energy. No experience necessary and drums are provided. Stay afterwards for tea and snacks and chat with BreaCan volunteers and other women who have experience of gynaecological cancers. Please note:

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Health and Healing for Body and Mind

Date: Thursday, 23/06/2016
Time: 11.30AM-1.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Associate Professor Craig Hassed is a GP, teacher and researcher at Monash University and a leader in the field of mind-body medicine. He is an internationally-recognised speaker and author on the topics of well-being, holistic health, mindfulness and meditation. Craig will present on the importance of lifestyle, mindfulness and integrating mind and body in the management of a cancer diagnosis and treatment. To attend the

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Taking control, getting support and sharing the load – for women living with advanced cancer

Date: Saturday, 25/06/2016
Time: 1:00PM - 4:30PM

Location: Queen Victoria Women's Centre

This forum has been specifically designed for women with advanced cancer (which may also be called secondary or metastatic cancer), their families and friends. The afternoon will provide valuable information as well as the opportunity to meet and share experiences with others. We are pleased to invite women living with any advanced cancer of any type,

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The Role of Exercise in the Management of Advanced Cancer

Date: Monday, 01/08/2016
Time: 12:30PM - 2.00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

The effect of exercise on managing cancer and cancer treatment is an area of growing interest and study worldwide. Preliminary results are encouraging about the effect of targeted exercise prescriptions to: counteract the side effects of cancer treatment; enhance the effectiveness of cancer treatments; slow the spread of cancer; and improve the ability of our

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