Northeast Health’s Breast Care Nurses will be speaking at a Breast Reconstruction Awareness (BRA) event hosted in Albury later this month. BRA events provide women who are considering breast reconstruction with the opportunity to meet local health professionals at a free evening of learning and sharing.
This event is organised by Reclaim Your Curves, a registered charity run by a crew of volunteers. Reclaim Your Curves was created to assist women to plan their life after breast cancer, specifically women seeking breast reconstruction. Yvonne Richards, a Northeast Health employee, is the only regional facilitator for Reclaim Your Curves.
Breast reconstruction is a very specialised area, it is complex and very individual. Women from the North East region have to travel to Melbourne to access reconstruction services. Being able to access appropriate information, explore options and discuss with other women is critical to making informed decisions around this surgery.
If you are unable to attend this BRA event, Yvonne facilitates a support group locally for women to explore breast reconstruction. For further information about the group contact NHW’s Breast Care & Gynaecological Cancer Service on (03) 5722 5473.