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What wld you like health professionals to understand re emotional/ psychological fallout from BC?



  • RomlaRomla AdelaideMember Posts: 2,003
    @Marianne_BCNA Almost forgot someone suggested that the bcna magazine do an article to explain / discuss the field of psycho -oncology.It is heartening to many of us to know this field is acknowledged and being researched .
  • Marianne_BCNAMarianne_BCNA Member Posts: 246
    @Romla - we are looking at potentially doing this in our next Beacon so keep an eye out
  • Patti JPatti J Member, Dragonfly Posts: 589
    @Marianne_BCNA. Constantly referring to "survivorship" and "end of active treatment" seems to gloss over the fact that for those of us with metastatic breast cancer there is no true "survivorship" or "end of treatment". Yet, most of the funding goes to early stage breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. 
    There are 6 dedicated metastatic breast care nurses in Australia. When is the funding going to change this number? 
    Palliative care is what people with metastatic breast cancer are given. There is no cure!
  • Marianne_BCNAMarianne_BCNA Member Posts: 246
    Hi @Patti J, one of our major focuses for 2019 (we have 5 advocacy priorities) will be to work with McGrath and CNSA (Cancer Nurses Society Australia) to advocate for more metastatic breast care nurses so hopefully soon.
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