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 derives its name from Positive, Young, Nurturing, Kids/family focused, Strength-giving … words that sum up BCRC-WA’s warm, friendly and welcoming social group for patients with metatstatic breast cancer.
Metastatic breast cancer (also known as secondary or advanced breast cancer) occurs when cancer spreads from the breast to other parts of the body.
PYNKS is free and open to anyone living with metastatic breast cancer. We also welcome family, children, friends and loved ones to some of our events.
One of our members, Di McPherson, shares her experience with our PYNKS group below:
” When I was diagnosed in 2013, my usual experience with doctors had been a yearly flu shot and the occasional tonsillitis. For me, my breast cancer diagnosis was like entering an alternative universe. Fortunately, I was able to be part of a trial so I was guided through the maze of healing medications, scans and tests with one of the girls always there to hold my hand and listen 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 experiences and willing to help in any way they can. Being able to talk, laugh and sometimes cry with people who truly understand what you’re dealing with is an amazing support. I always leave a PYNKS gathering feeling lighter than when I arrived. “
Before joining PYNKS we encourage you to read our group meeting guidelines
To join PYNKS please complete a registration form and email the completed form back to email@example.com
Or for more information please call 08 6500 5501.
For all upcoming PYNKS events please visit our Events page
To help patients and provide additional support, PYNKS has developed a booklet for families and friends of women with breast cancer. The book, entitled ‘The Power of Words’, 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. It also gives general advice making it a helpful guide for loved ones trying to gain an understanding of breast cancer.