Cancer is a scary word for many of us. It evokes images of loss and death. It touches whole families and communities, triggering responses in partners, children and friends that are often unexpected. To be sure, cancer is not just a disease. It is a fear that grips us.
We want to loosen that grip by looking honestly and accurately at the diagnosis and treatment of cancer, with special attention to breast cancer. Professor Arlene Chan, a well-known and respected Medical Oncologist in Perth, has kindly agreed to discuss the topic. She will not only focus on the condition itself, but will also address the grip that cancer so easily can have on the wider family. If, according to the Australian Institute for Health and Welfare, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before they are 85 years of age, then this is a highly relevant issue. Someone we know will be affected. How will we respond? Come and interact with our guest panellist, Prof. Chan.