Today we launched a series of videos of women from different cultural backgrounds sharing their breast cancer experience. The stories are told in Greek, Italian, Cantonese, Vietnamese, Mandarin and Arabic & aim to encourage other women with breast cancer to open up about their diagnosis and seek support. BCNA embarked on this project after women from these backgrounds told us they felt...
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Tonight Cancer Council Victoria & the McCabe Centre for Law and Cancer are hosting a webinar to help people affected by cancer understand how Victoria's new advance care planning and medical treatment decision making laws may impact them. To register visit [ Cancervic.org.au Link ] (There is also a webinar for health professionals on Tuesday 28 February – register using the same link)
Today is Random Act of Kindness Day and we are celebrating all the little things people do for each other that make a BIG difference! What act of kindness will always stand out in your mind?
It’s not too late to buy tickets to the Bursaria Pink Lady Lounge at the Polo on Saturday 25 February! Tickets are $105 and include music & entertainment, canapés & sweets, free parking and a very special gift bag! Plus $10 will be directly donated to BCNA! For more information and to purchase tickets go to bit.ly/BCNApolo2017
We know that many women experience sexual wellbeing problems after breast cancer, stemming from a range of factors such as physical changes after treatment, loss of confidence and loss of interest in sex. This can put a strain on existing relationships and create additional challenges for women wanting to begin new relationships. Sexual wellbeing is just one of many topics discussed openly in...
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New statistics project that this year 48 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia. That’s 5 more women every day than last year. We know that breast cancer doesn’t just affect the individual – it has a ripple effect on families, friends and colleagues. These new statistics mean the need for support and credible, evidence-based information is more important than ever....
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There are only 5 more places left on BCNA’s Tassie Trek! On this seven-day adventure, you will experience everything Tassie’s east coast has to offer – pristine coastlines, captivating wildlife and delicious, world-renowned cheese & wine. Witness the striking colours of the Bay of Fires and the white sands of Wineglass Bay, and discover Australia’s convict past at Port Arthur. You will cruise...
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Thank you to everyone who has completed this survey so far! Just a reminder for those who haven’t had the chance to complete it, you still have until this SUNDAY! So if you live in a rural or remote area, we need your help! The online survey aims to find out if people with breast cancer living in rural & remote areas make different treatment decisions from those living in metro areas, and if...
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Treatment Decisions of Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer Survey

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This is Colette Haymes – mother of two, loving wife, and as of this Sunday… BRAVE SKYDIVER! This weekend Colette is jumping out of a plane in Barwon Heads to raise money for BCNA to support all Australians affected by breast cancer. It’s her way of saying thank you for the support she received from BCNA when she was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2012. Show your support to our BRAVE skydivers...
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We’re calling on all Australians who have been diagnosed with breast cancer to share their voice in our national Member Survey. The survey is open to ANYONE who has had breast cancer! Your experiences will help us to understand your needs so we can continue to influence & improve the health care system on your behalf. By taking part in the survey you will also go into the running to win one of...
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Together with Palliative Care Australia BCNA is proud to launch the online Palliative Care Toolkit for people living with metastatic breast cancer on World Cancer Day. There are approx. 9,000 Australian women and men living with metastatic breast cancer. Despite the shock that comes with being diagnosed with an incurable form of breast cancer, and the complexities people face in coping with...
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Today is World Cancer Day – a global movement that unites the world’s population to raise awareness about cancer and take action. At BCNA we work to reduce the impact of breast cancer on individuals and the community by providing credible and research-based resources, programs and events so that those affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care...
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Are you free on Saturday 25 February? Pink up and grab your friends, family or work colleagues and head to Werribee Mansion Polo Ground for a day out in the very special Bursaria Pink Lady Lounge! Tickets are $105 and include free parking, sparkling cocktails, canapés and sweets and a very special gift bag! Plus $10 will be directly donated to BCNA! For more information and to purchase tickets...
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Do you live in a rural or remote area? If so, we need your help! BCNA is running an online survey to find out if people with breast cancer living in rural & remote areas make different treatment decisions from those living in metro areas, and if so, why? The survey takes about 40 minutes and can be completed online here [ Surveymonkey.com Link ] Share your experience and help us to get a clear...
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Last year BCNA undertook a consultation project to better understand the needs of men diagnosed with breast cancer. One of the main findings was that men need information that addresses the specific needs and issues they experience after their diagnosis. To better support men affected by breast cancer we will be sending them a tailored version of the My Journey Kit with two additional...
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We are proud to announce that BRECONDA – a free decision making tool to help women decide if breast reconstruction is right for them – is now available on our website. This evidence-based tool was designed by the team at Macquarie University in Sydney after research showed 20-30% of Australian women who made the decision to have or not have a breast reconstruction felt regret following their...
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Congratulations to our Pink Sports Day ambassador Natalie Medhurst who has been named as the West Coast Fever Captain! If you’re part of a sporting club (of any code) registrations for Pink Sports Day 2017 are now open. Find out how you can be a legend in your local community by holding a Pink Sports Day at #PinkSportsDay

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Medhurst and Charles to lead Fever

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Having radiotherapy as part of your breast cancer treatment can be challenging if you live in a regional or rural area and need to travel because treatment is not available locally. For some women it can mean long periods of time away from home as well as travel expenses, which can add up when you need to stay overnight or drive long distances. BCNA is supportive of Cancer Australia’s best...
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