International Day of People with a Disability

On Sunday 3rd December we celebrated International Day of People with a Disability, which is a day that aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disability and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This year’s theme is ‘Transformation towards sustainable and resilient society for all’. The overarching message behind the theme is to ‘leave no one behind’ and empower people with disability to be active contributors of society.

BCNA recognises that people diagnosed with breast cancer while living with a disability may face additional challenges. BCNA supports all Australians affected by breast cancer, and as part of this commitment, BCNA recently developed resources in accessible formats including fact sheets in Easy English and audio, as well as video resources. These resources can help people facing breast cancer with a disability feel more in control and empowered to make decisions about their treatment and care. There are also resources for carers of those with a disability and a diagnosis of breast cancer. You can view these resources on the Facing breast cancer with a disability page on our website.

We’d love to hear what you think about our resources for people diagnosed with breast cancer who are living with a disability. Please comment on this post or email Jillian Head at jhead@bcna.org.au with your feedback or suggestions.  

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