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Breast Cancer Network Australia Calls for More Support for Survivors

Kirsten Pilatti 2

There are calls for breast cancer survivors on the Eyre Peninsula to be provided more information and access to allied health services, following the results of a national survey.

It comes as figures reveal the average out-of-pocket cost for survivors is $5,000 in the first five years after diagnosis with one-quarter reporting costs of more than $17,000.

CEO of Breast Cancer Network Australia, Kirsten Pilatti, says they'd like to see the Medicare rebate for allied health services increased from five to ten visits per year.

 

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