Partners of Patients living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Partners of Patients living with Metastatic Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA have a group for the partners of patients living with Metastatic Breast Cancer.

The group is an opportunity for partners to meet and chat in a relaxed and informal way.

For more information on how to join or to discuss further call 6500 5501 or email us on

The next meet up us 26 October 2020
3:00pm – 4:00 pm

Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA Boardroom
Hollywood Consulting Centre
Suite 407, Level 4, 91 Monash Avenue, Nedlands 6009

This group is for partners of patients being treated at the Perth Breast Cancer Institute.

PYNKS Coffee and Chat at Zamia Cafe

PYNKS is free and open to patients of the Perth Breast Cancer Institute who are living with metastatic breast cancer. We also welcome family, children, friends, loved ones and carers to some of our events.

Our regular event is a coffee and chat morning at the at Zambia Cafe in Kings park on the second Tuesday of every month from 10am until 11.30am. BCRC-WA staff will be in attendance and all welcome.

The PYNKS road trip to Cunderdin

The PYNKS is a group facilitated by Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA for women living with Metastatic Breast Cancer. Recently, the group took to the road to bring our regular coffee and chat catch ups to Nat, who lives 160km away in Cunderdin.

“After lots of WhatsApp messages it was decided that a road trip was necessary as our dear friend Nat was unable to meet us at our regular catchups. So a date was decided. After a lot of juggling with treatment dates, appointments, scans and a few other excuses it was decided that on Friday 26th June we would all head east to Cunderdin.

North of the river ladies; Rama, Jenny, Silvana and Angie headed off in the fabulous Mercedes, real luxury! South of the river ladies; Michelle, Lyn and Di headed off in the reliable Prado. The gang decided to meet at Bakers Hill Pie Shop, where I can say the fun began. Not sure if the locals knew what had hit them. So coffee and cake was a must, sitting in the sun enjoying the company. It didn’t take long for a local to see seven ladies having fun and he wanted to join in. Needless to say we were very happy when he got back in his truck, as I don’t think many understood what he was saying. So on the road we go with the speedy Rama leading the pack with Team Mercedes. It wasn’t long before Team Prado lost Team Mercedes, so communication by mobile was necessary. The two cars went in different directions with Team Prado arriving at the road to Nat’s house first.

Whilst waiting we decorated the Prado in Pink, Green and Teal (Metastatic Breast Cancer colours) streamers. Team Mercedes arrived to also be decorated, and Silvana handed around the pink banners. All ready, we head off to Nat’s house with ladies hanging out the windows and sunroof, streamers flying, horns rooting. What a surprise when nobody could see Nat on the front porch. “Are you sure we have the right house ladies”? “Not sure but directions look ok.” “Better call Nat somebody, we may have the wrong house.” A lot of laughter but soon we see Nat on the porch and all is good. The procession proceeds with ladies yelling, whistling and horns tooting. A tour of the homestead was on, with us checking out the new renovations and also eyeing off the tradesmen, very nice….. the house is fabulous Nat.

We then sat down to a beautiful set table for lunch, the sun shining through the windows, overlooking the pool. Sensational. There wa lots of chatter and laughter around the table, with sweets being a highlight. Thanks Silvana. Sadly it was time to leave Nat and her lovely home for the drive home. Thanks ladies – a great day out.”

– Lyn, PYNKS member

If you are living with Metastatic Breast Cancer and a patient of the PBCI who would like to join the PYNKS, visit our website for more information or email Jess on

This article is featured in our Spring Newsletter.

  Team Prado!
PYNKS in Cunderdin

Professor Arlene Chan PYNKS General Education Meeting

Professor Arlene Chan will be holding her yearly talk on Metastatic (Advanced) Breast Cancer this February.

Date: Saturday 1 February 2020
Time: 10 AM to 12 Noon
Location: Lecture Theatre
Hollywood Private Hospital

All are welcome to attend this event.

RSVP is essential as places are limited. Please RSVP to Jess before the 24 January on