Were you diagnosed with early breast cancer in October/November 2018? We need your assistance

Marianne_BCNAMarianne_BCNA Administrator Posts: 243
edited January 16 in Community news and events

Hi everyone,

As most of you will be aware, BCNA's My Journey online tool was launched in October 2018. It was developed to help people diagnosed with breast cancer access the most up-to-date breast cancer information specific to their needs. BCNA is really keen to understand the tool’s usefulness for people who have only recently been diagnosed so TH?NK Global is helping BCNA run user testing for the tool.

We will be running focus groups in February but to help us prepare for these focus groups we will be running an individual interview with someone who meets the following criteria:

·         was diagnosed with early breast cancer in October/November 2018

·         has signed up to use My Journey online tool

·         can participate in an hour long interview at TH?NK GLOBAL’s South Melbourne office on 25 January (TH?NK Global is flexible about time of day).

During the interview, you’ll be asked about what information and support is of key importance when newly diagnosed and for feedback about the My Journey online tool so that we can make sure it’s as relevant and helpful as possible.

The session will be audiotaped, but feedback will be kept confidential.

We appreciate that the first month following diagnosis can be particularly busy and overwhelming but if any of you who have been recently diagnosed feel this is something you could assist us with please private message me.

Whilst we only need one person for the interview we will need further participants for the focus group so it would be great to hear from you if you are interested in participating in the group.  This will be held in the week starting 11th February, again in South Melbourne.


  • SoldierCrabSoldierCrab Bathurst NSW Member Posts: 3,204
    hi @Marianne_BCNA
    wondering if the heading needs to be changed to 
    Were you  diagnosed with early breast cancer in October/November 2018 then We need your assistance with My Journey online tool user testing

    Just think it might then pick up the attention of the newbies ...... 

    my thoughts are that when we are first diagnosed we are often not really reading everything on the forum.... so it would alert Newbies to the fact this is about them.....

  • Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,034
    Hi @SoldierCrab, @Marianne_BCNA
    Thanks great idea, heading has been changed
  • Karen_CKaren_C Member Posts: 68
    Regrettably this does not apply to me as I have had metastatic cancer for 13 years and feel that I am out of touch and not your audience Hope all goes well.  
  • roserose Member Posts: 32
    Hi, I fit your study eligibility. I'm not in Melbourne though, but am happy to do a phone interview. Let me know if this would help. 
  • Lisa_BCNALisa_BCNA Staff Posts: 140

    Hi @rose, thanks so much for your message! I work in BCNA's Policy Team and will send you a private message.

  • Marianne_BCNAMarianne_BCNA Administrator Posts: 243
    That's fabulous @rose. Thank you so much. Lisa is going to give you a call :)
  • roserose Member Posts: 32
    Ok, good. Let me know if you need my mobile number.
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