Mandurah woman attends Breast Cancer Network Australia summit


Lee Sieracki (front right) with breast cancer survivors and community liaisons.
Lee Sieracki (front right) with breast cancer survivors and community liaisons.

MANDURAH resident Lee Sieracki attended the Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) national summit on the Sunshine Coast to help make a difference to the lives of Australians affected by breast cancer.

More than 200 delegates, including men, attended the summit.

For the first time Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women shared issues about treatment and surviving breast cancer in their communities.

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An outcome of a Think Tank was to develop a three-year action plan outlining the BCNA’s key future work, in partnership with national peak Aboriginal health organisations.

Delegates learned new skills for helping others and managing emotions that come along with supporting other people with cancer.

Because of activities at Summit, BCNA members will be able to implement key strategic projects and services that will better support a wide range of communities and demographics.