Plan B: Beyond Breast Cancer
You can now watch the recording of the live stream on-demand.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) live streamed the Plan B survivorship conference on Saturday 11 August. Whether your diagnosis was recent or many years ago, Plan B will help you to get the information, support and tips you need to deal with side effects such as fatigue, lymphoedema, relationship challenges and more. You can choose to watch the whole conference, or just topics that are of most interest to you.


Acknowledgement to Country
Aunty Pam Pedersen

Kirsten Pilatti, Chief Executive Officer, BCNA

Dr Vivienne Milch
Director Cancer Care, Cancer Australia

Exercise and breast cancer: why, what and how
Professor Robert Newton, Foundation Professor of Exercise and Sports Science, Edith Cowan University

Let’s talk about sex…uality and intimacy
Dr Janine Porter-Steele, Clinical nurse consultant and registered breast care nurse

Stretch lead by Inform

Food: friend or foe?
Zillan Bagg, Accredited Practicing Dietitian

Working with Plan B, living well with a new normal
Dr Carrie Lethborg, Oncology Social Worker

Lymphoedema: facts and fiction
Anya Traill, Head: Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

Raelene Boyle, Olympian and breast cancer survivor

Panel discussion – How do I find my new normal?
Breast cancer survivors

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Professor Robert Newton
Professor Robert Newton is the Foundation Professor in Exercise and Sports Science and Co-Director of the Health and Wellness Institute at Edith Cowan University. Professor Newton is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist. He is a Fellow Exercise and Sports Science Australia and a Fellow of the National Strength and Conditioning Association. His research on exercise and cancer was recently featured on an episode of the ABC’s Catalyst program.
Dr Janine Porter-Steele
Janine is the Clinical Nurse Manager for the Choices Program at the Wesley Hospital in Brisbane and also the Women’s Wellness Research and Program Manager at Griffith University. Her particular interests are in women’s health and wellbeing flowing a cancer diagnosis and managing the side effects of treatment. She has recently completed her PhD, which examined the effect of an e-health lifestyle intervention on improving body image and sexual wellbeing after cancer.
Zillan Bagg
Zillan Bagg is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Accredited Nutritionist with experience in nutritional management of patients with all types of cancer. Zillan works at Oncology Clinics Victoria. Prior to her work as a dietitian, Zillan was a research assistant for four years at the Children’s Cancer Institute of Australia. Zillan is currently studying a Masters in Public Health at Griffith University and completed a Masters of Nutrition in Dietetics at Sydney University. She has a Bachelor of Biomedical Science from the University of Western Australia and obtained an Honours in Physiology from the University of Sydney.
Dr Carrie Lethborg
Dr Carrie Lethborg has been a social worker and researcher in the setting of cancer for over 25 years. She is a clinical leader in Social Work at St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne; Manager, Inclusive Health Research for St Vincent’s Health Australia; a specialist counsellor for Breast Cancer Network Australia’s metastatic breast cancer service and an honorary research fellow in psycho-oncology at Monash Medical Centre, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University of Melbourne. She is a regular speaker for people adjusting after treatment for cancer.
Anya Traill
Anya Traill is the Head of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy at Peter Mac, leading a team of clinical staff including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, an exercise physiologist and allied health assistants. Anya’s clinical skillset lies within cancer care with particular interests in cardiothoracics, lymphoedema and cancer rehabilitation. Her team run an ‘Introduction to Oncology for Physiotherapists and Exercise Professionals’ education program and guest lecture at the University of Melbourne, Monash University and La Trobe University.


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