Locals affected by breast cancer invited to free Gold Coast forum

What happens after treatment? That’s a question faced by many of the 3300 Queenslanders diagnosed with breast cancer each year.

So this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Cancer Council Queensland are hosting a free community information session called ‘Moving on after breast cancer treatment’ for local women and men affected by breast cancer.

The info session will take place on Wednesday, October 25  from 12.30pm-3pm at the organisation’s Gold Coast office at 1 Short Street, Southport.


Guest speakers, including health professionals from Gold Coast University Hospital and a local breast cancer survivor, will help provide information about the ongoing effects that can occur after breast cancer treatment and offer ways to manage and improve overall health and wellbeing.

Cancer Council Queensland CEO Ms Chris McMillan said breast cancer survivors needed dedicated information and support to assist them in adjusting to life after cancer treatment.

“Recovery from breast cancer surgery and treatment can be challenging, and rebuilding physical, emotional and mental wellbeing is critical to recovery,” she said.

“Our session will provide information and support to those who have been affected by breast cancer, while creating an opportunity to connect with other people dealing with the same issues.”

Ms McMillan encouraged local breast cancer patients and survivors to attend, particularly if they had unanswered questions about their cancer journey.

“We encourage all those who have breast cancer, or have completed treatment for breast cancer, and their family and friends, to join us for a morning of support and information.”

Bookings are essential. To reserve your space call Cancer Council’s 13 11 20 or email cancersupportservices@cancerqld.org.au before October 23.