Friday update 16 November 2018
Hello everyone, welcome to Fridays update.
Wow, where has 2018 gone! Can you believe it’s only 5 weeks till Christmas… I will be hosting my second Christmas lunch this year at my place for about 15 people. I must have done a good job last year as they are all coming back for seconds!!
The business of this year at BCNA seems to be subsiding slowly. The My Journey online tool has been extremely well received by health professionals and by women newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Work continues to ensure that health professionals are confident in making referrals to the online tool and content continues to be added as the resources become available. The information regarding Ductal Carcinoma In situ (DCIS) will be available by the end of the year.
BCNA held the last in a series of information forums this Wednesday 14 November in Whyalla South Australia. The forums provide practical information to help manage the physical and emotional effects of a breast cancer diagnosis. The forum was really well received and plans are now underway on the forum schedule for next year.
2. On Our Walks Great thread that continues to highlight some of nature’s beautiful scenery!
Standard for Informed Financial Consent
Many of you may have heard about the Standard for Informed Financial Consent which has been put forward by Cancer Council Australia, Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia, CanTeen and BCNA and proposes a standard for informed financial consent as a key component of delivering quality care. The standard supports doctors and practices to engage in activities that enable greater transparency around fees charged to enable patients to better consider the likely financial impact to them. A draft of the standard is available online for public feedback till 15 February 2019. Click here for more information from Cancer Council Australia. Here is a recent Article in the New Daily which talks about the new Standard, as well as the high financial costs of cancer more generally. Article
Campaign by the Advanced Breast Cancer (ABC) Global Alliance
BCNA is proud to be part of the Advanced Breast Care Global Alliance that aims to improve and extend the lives of men and women worldwide. Parliamentarians in the European Union are being called on to support those returning to work by offering flexible work arrangements. BCNA has a suite of resources for Australians facing workplace challenges and continues to campaign for improvements. Click here for link to work and breast cancer
Campaigners call for stronger rights to work for people living with breast cancer article
Jean Hailes for Womens Health
You may like to review the November newsletter from Jean Hailes, there are some great articles including one
Carmen’s women’s fun run Sunday 2 December St Kilda Melbourne
Walk, Run or Just Have Fun
The Carman’s Women’s Fun Run is proudly supporting Breast Cancer Network
Australia (BCNA). Whether you walk, run or just have fun, it’s all about
getting together with friends and family and having a great day full laughter
and good times. Help us turn St Kilda pink on Sunday 2nd December and don’t
forget to start your fundraising page when you register and share it with your
Paying it forward…
BCNA member and Intensive Care Nurse Natt McGregor is paying forward the care she received during her breast cancer treatment by trekking 124 km across Scotland. She and seven friends will take off in April 2019 in celebration of survival and in memory of Natt’s best friend who wasn’t so lucky. Take a look at their trek in training and lend your support.
Hoping you have a
good weekend everyone