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Webcast: Just diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, what’s next?

iharrisiharris Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 52
edited August 30 in General discussion
Hello everyone! We have just launched our next webcast, which will be hosted online on the 11th of August. If you'd like to register, please click here.  Please find below further information on the digital event.

In 2022, it is projected that over 20,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Of those diagnosed, it is estimated about 5 to 10 per cent will have metastatic disease at presentation, often referred to as de novo metastatic breast cancer.  

For people who have had a previous breast cancer diagnosis, hearing that your cancer has spread can be devastating, and for others, it might be their first breast cancer diagnosis. It’s common to experience feelings of shock, distress and fear. 

Having a clear understanding of what it means to have metastatic breast cancer and the treatment options available to you can help you feel more in control when making decisions about your care. It’s important to know that with current advances in treatment, people are living longer and with a better quality of life. 

In this webcast, we will hear from Medical Oncologist Professor Fran Boyle, Metastatic Breast Care Nurse Alice Gibson, BCNA Consumer Representative Ros Casperson and BCNA member Cybele Orton.  

Fran practices at the Mater Hospital in Sydney and is a professor at Sydney Medical School. Her research focuses on breast cancer treatment, supportive care and health professional communication. Alice has been a breast care nurse since 2018 and supports her patients and their families as they navigate the complexities that come with their diagnosis. 

Ros is a young mum who has lived with metastatic breast cancer for over five years and Cybele was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2010. Genetic testing showed Cybele had the BRCA2 gene mutation, prompting her to have a double mastectomy and hormone-blocking treatment. Then, in 2017 she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.  

The webcast will address what is important to know in those first few weeks after a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer including navigating the health system, treatment options, identifying key members of your treating team, and the support and care available to you. 

Event Details 

 Date: Thursday 11 August 2022 

Time: 7.00pm - 8.30pm AEST  

Where: Online – from your computer, tablet, or laptop  

Your Local Time: 

WA: 5.00pm  

NT, SA: 6.30pm 

QLD, ACT, NSW TAS, VIC: 7.00pm 


  • Mez_BCNAMez_BCNA VictoriaAdministrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 396
    Hi all,

    If you missed last night's webcast, the on-demand recording will be available later today. You still need to register to watch the recording. Stay tuned and I will let you know when available.
  • Mez_BCNAMez_BCNA VictoriaAdministrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 396
    Further to above, the recording is now available on demand. Follow the link to the registration page below:

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