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Comprehensive Cancer Centre turning pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month

St John of God Subiaco Hospital is lighting up the outside entrance of its Bendat Family Comprehensive Cancer Centre for the month of October to raise awareness of breast cancer and the importance of early detection.

Breast cancer awareness month pink

4 October 2019

The initiative is being undertaken in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a national program which is held 1 to 31 October 2019 annually.

St John of God Subiaco Hospital CEO Prof Shirley Bowen said breast cancer is the most common cancer among Australian women, excluding non-melanoma skin cancer.

“As a leading provider of complete cancer care to the Western Australian community, it is imperative that we raise awareness of the condition, as well as the importance of early detection and the impact this has on treatment options and survival,” she said.

“We hope that this very visual act of lighting up the front entrance of our Comprehensive Cancer Centre, which is three stories high and easily seen from the street, will help us to do this.”

In addition to the visual reminder, St John of God Subiaco Hospital will release a series of informative podcast episodes throughout October which are relevant to breast cancer patients and members of the community wanting to learn more about the condition.

Specialists featured on the podcasts include Breast Surgeon Prof Christobel Saunders AO, Oncologist Dr Andrew Dean and Plastic Surgeon Dr Mark Lee.

The episodes are available via the hospital’s Facebook channel and website via the ‘News/Blogs’ section.

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