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.


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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The Science of Exercise

Date: Wednesday, 17/08/2016
Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Please note the new date and time. The benefits of exercise post cancer diagnosis and treatment are well documented and include significant improvements in fitness and strength, lowering of fatigue levels, improvements in wellbeing, a reduction in anxiety and depression, and a significant decrease in the likelihood of recurrence of cancer. Dr Karen White will

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Support for Young People When a Parent Has Cancer

Date: Monday, 22/08/2016
Time: 11:00AM - 12:30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

CanTeen provides support for young people (aged 12 – 24) living with cancer in the family. In this session for parents who have cancer, Christina Strouzas will talk about supporting young people, talking to them about cancer, and about the range of programs and resources CanTeen can provide. Christina is a social worker at CanTeen

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Peripheral Neuropathy

Date: Thursday, 25/08/2016
Time: 10:00AM - 12:00PM

Location: Ground Floor Meeting Room, Sunshine Hospital

Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves in hands, feet and lower legs) is a side effect of some cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy treatment. The symptoms of pain, numbness, tingling and loss of function that occur can be debilitating and distressing and are a common reason why patients stop their treatment early. Consultant Medical Oncologist Shirley Wong

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Anxiety and Cancer

Date: Wednesday, 31/08/2016
Time: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

A level of distress or anxiety after a cancer diagnosis is commonly experienced by many people. However if anxiety is intense and prolonged it may become a disorder that interferes with daily activities and relationships. Our presenter will discuss the symptoms of anxiety, how it is treated, what you can do to manage cancer induced

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Transformation Through Doll Making

Date: Monday, 05/09/2016
Time: 10:30AM - 12:30PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

Spring is the time of new beginnings, growth and awakening. In this creative and fun workshop we will explore this theme of regeneration through doll making and creative art processes. You will make your own personal doll that represents the new you! Lisa Fam is a transpersonal art therapist and educator with a passion for creating

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Your Pelvic Floor– why is it so important?

Date: Wednesday, 14/09/2016
Time: 10:30AM - 12:00PM

Location: Breacan Resource Centre

All women over 50 need to know about their pelvic floor muscles – what they do, why they’re important, how to exercise them, and where to get support or further information.  Libby Oldfield a Specialist Continence and Women’s Health physiotherapist and Co-Director of Fitwise Physiotherapy will talk on this topic. Libby has a special interest

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