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Survivors turn out in force

Survivors turn out in force.


Almost 100 delegates attended The Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust's inaugural “Survivorship Day”, on Friday 16th May. The conference was specially developed for breast cancer patients and their carers and focused on moving forward with life beyond treatment for Breast Cancer.

Guest speakers and health care professionals presented sessions throughout the day aimed to help delegates understand the facilities available locally in terms of follow-up medical care and support services. Topics covered included dealing with the physical and emotional effects of treatment, the importance of exercise and nutrition and lingerie options post surgery. The emphasis was very much on practical information to help survivors move forward and embrace life.

All delegates were given a Survivor's Passport with useful tips for managing health and recovery, written by guest speaker, Andrea Fairbairn; herself a survivor, and founder of "Breast Cancer Nirvana" www.breastcancernirvana.co.nz, the Survivor's Passport is available in a downloadable format on the trust's website (www.nrbct.co.nz).

Dr Kate Gregory, Medical Oncologist and Nelson Regional Breast Cancer Trust Trustee, was very happy the event had been so well attended, she says, "As far as I'm aware this is the first conference of its kind in the country, so the trust was thrilled with such a great turnout". She continues, "The feedback from delegates was extremely positive, with many calling for the day to become a regular event."

Attending breast cancer survivor, Veronica Hippolite-A'Court, says "I was so impressed with the day. The speakers were really informative," She continues, "What I didn't expect was the feeling of camaraderie among everyone attending, it was great to connect with other people who have been through a similar experience to me."

The NRBCT hope to run their Survivorship Days bi-annually in future, and have several fundraising events coming up later in the year, including the annual Bootcamp for Breast Cancer (16th November) in order to fund an ongoing programme.

Visit the trust’s website for more information on upcoming events www.nrbct.co.nz.

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