We are a clinician-led organisation where patient education and support services are initiated by the very people who treat breast cancer patients every day.
Your donation will help us enhance breast cancer treatment and care, and increase survival rates.
We began in 2000 with a vision to provide high quality care while conducting research that would deliver the most advanced treatments and save lives.
BCRC-WA conducts research into breast cancer treatment and care that underpins the treatment we provide to our patients.
PYNKS is a positive and supportive group for patients with metastatic or advanced breast cancer.
PYNKS is the acronym for Positive, Young, Nurturing, Kids/family focused, Strength-giving, PYNKS is a warm and welcoming support group for patients with metatstatic
breast cancer run by BCRC-WA. Metastatic breast cancer (also known as secondary or advanced breast cancer) occurs when cancer spreads from the breast to other parts of the body.
” When I was diagnosed in 2013 my usual experience with doctors had been a yearly flu shot and the occasional tonsillitis so for me it was like entering an alternate universe. Fortunately I was part of a trial so I was guided through the maze of healing medication, scans and tests always having one of the girls “holding my hand” and listening to my concerns. I was also encouraged to attend PYNKS and I am so very grateful I did. I met an amazing group of women who are always generous in sharing their experience and willing to help in any way they can. Being able to talk, laugh and sometimes cry with people who truly understand what you are dealing with is an amazing support. I always leave a PYNKS gathering feeling lighter than when I arrived. ” – Di (PYNKS member)
To help patients and provide additional support, PYNKS has developed a booklet for families and friends of women with breast cancer which sheds light on what’s important for patients when diagnosed with breast cancer and while undergoing treatment. It talks about how families and friends can help, what to say to patients and more importantly what not to say, and gives general advice. Entitled ‘The Power of Words’, this guide helps loved ones gain an understanding of breast cancer.
PYNKS is free and it’s open to anyone living with metastatic breast cancer. We also welcome family,children, friends and loved ones to attend some of our events.
Before joining the PYNKS we encourage you to please read the group meeting guidelines
To join the PYNKS please complete a registration form and email the completed form back to Jess on firstname.lastname@example.org
Or for more information please call Jess on 08 6500 5501.
You can also download a PDF of the Pynks Program or visit our Events page.