BCANS News & Events

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BCANS 9 Point Tour

A breast health fair, part of Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia's 9-Point Tour, was held Saturday, May 15 at the IWK Memorial Library in Yarmouth. Displays by local and provincial cancer organizations, an Internet workshop and the opportunity to browse through a new collection of titles offering the most up-to-date information about living with breast cancer was provided. more

BCANS Press Releases

Latest news and announcements from Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia. more

BCANS Meeting Schedule

BCANS regular meeting dates and times. more

World Conference on Breast Cancer June 8-12, 2005 The 4th World Conference on Breast Cancer is coming to Halifax, Nova Scotia more

BCANS Biography Pages

The biography page section of the BCANS web site has been updated! This improved section gives us many new features. more

Introducing Breast Cancer Network NS

Learn more about this province-wide network of breast cancer groups, organizations and individuals. more

Dr. Patricia Radin

The loss of Patricia Radin in May, 2003 stunned and saddened us all. more

BCANS Library Project & 9 Point Tour

A breast health fair, part of Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia's Library Project & 9 Point Tour9 Point Tour, was held Saturday, May 15 at the IWK Memorial Library in Yarmouth. Displays by local and provincial cancer organizations, Internet workshops and the opportunity to browse through a new collection of titles offering the most up-to-date information about living with breast cancer was available.

This was the first of what will be a nine point tour that will visit libraries through out Nova Scotia. It is being held in partnership with Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS) , a survivor-driven group that voices the unique concerns of people living with breast cancer. BCANS has a long history of promoting education about breast health and breast cancer, developing networks among women with breast cancer and of being a reliable online source of breast cancer information and support.

It is being held in partnership with Nova Scotia Public Libraries, which has received from BCANS a series of up-to-date books on issues relating to breast cancer that are now available to borrow at libraries throughout the province. This is the latest partnership developed between Nova Scotia Public Libraries and provincial health organizations. Organizations are increasingly seeing the public library system as the best repository for their cause-specific books, videos and related materials. By adding the materials to public library collections, they ensure access and a broader circulation to both their clients and the general public.

With a library card, anyone in Nova Scotia can now access materials provided by groups like BCANS and the Alzheimer Society. It's a win-win partnership. Libraries refresh their collections in a particular health field with credible, up-to-date information and health groups use the power of public libraries to get their material into the hands of borrowers across the province.

View the core selection of books and materials donated, and further information on this project at: http://bca.ns.ca/Publications/libraryproject.html

Press Releases

Newfoundland Woman Receives Gift of Computer for Breast Cancer Support & Information

December 16, 2004 Carol-Ann Mulrooney of Jersey-side, Placentia, an advanced breast cancer patient, received an early Christmas present this year. Participants of the Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia (BCANS) Breast Cancer Support & Discussion Forum, specifically the Pink Page Ladies, mailed Carol-Ann a computer and monitor after hers was lost in a January house fire.

Nova Scotian Women Travel to Halifax to Examine Breast Cancer Service Gaps November 29, 2004 Breast Cancer Network Nova Scotia (BCNNS) will hold its second Community Capacity Building conference at the Delta Barrington on December 4 and 5, 2004. Breast cancer patients, survivors, health care providers, and representatives from various breast cancer organizations will come together to voice their concerns about breast cancer services and resources in each district health authority and formulate a strategic plan to guide Network activities..

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