Friday update 22 December 2017

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 572

Hello and welcome everyone to our Friday Update

Wow only 3 sleeps till Christmas…

We have had 30 new members join our online community in the last 2 weeks. I have listed the usernames below and extend a very warm welcome to all of you. 

@missy112, @Rella, @Yellowflower1, @Melisabel, @Life, @Mum36, @Flaneuse, @sgowri, @ordinarygrace, @eyoun26, @Martine, @Learning, @Mollogirl, @Lalatoppy, @Anne65, @Klisa101, @Lisa Janelle, @Jax1964, @Roxette69, @sandy08, @Spillsy, @Lera, @Champers69, @Lake Mac, @JaniceNov2017, @Ochithenoo, @Gilli kodj, @Fee fee, @Nicole69, @Shiro

The Community Guidelines are available on our website which will provide some guidance. You may also like to view ‘The what and how thread’ below for information on posting within the online network.

The what and how thread

Community highlights

Every week we have so much variety in the posts being shared in the online network.  These can include questions about treatments, updates on how things are going, and celebrating milestones.

Here are some popular conversations you might have missed:

 Breast cancer

 New member to the B.C club

 The perks of chemo!

 In the news….

 Creative Corner in Day to Day

I recently had a question about whether the Creative Corner was still available within the online space.  Yes Creative Corner is still here!  It has just changed from a group to a sub category so that everyone can have access to it, rather than it being a closed group. This was in response to feedback from our community members.  Have a look at the Creative Corner, it is very inspiring!

Radiotherapy video

Jenny Williams from South Australia sent in a video to BCNA of her last radiotherapy treatment.  It’s an excellent video and is a great resource for anyone who is about to start their radiotherapy treatment. I have attached the You Tube link below for all to view. Happy to get any feedback that you may have regarding the video.  

 Helpline over Christmas and New Year

The Breast Cancer Network Australia helpline will be closed from 5 pm today (Friday 22 December 2017) and will reopen at 9 am on Tuesday 2 January 2018.  Our online network is available 24/7 and I will continue to moderate the online network over the Christmas and New Year period. 

 We have such an amazing group of women and men in our online network, I thank all of you for all that you do in supporting others going through the breast cancer experience.  I know that you will be very supportive of anyone needing assistance over this Christmas period.  Christmas is not always a happy time for everyone and for some people it can be quite challenging.  See link below to the wonderful Christmas tips as mentioned by yourselves!

 Tips to help you through the festive season…


Wishing every one of you, your family and loved ones a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. I look forward to continuing our conversations in the New Year!

 kind regards



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