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Friday update 6 March 2020

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,742
edited April 2020 in Community news and events

Hello everyone,

Welcome to our Friday update.  A very warm welcome to all of our 65 new members who have joined us this month.  

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Community highlights

Each week we have lots of different discussions take place in the online network.  Here are some conversations that you may have missed during the last fortnight.

1. First post  

Thread commenced by @YellowRobin who was recently diagnosed with triple negative invasive ductal carcinoma. @YellowRobin, great to hear that your margins and your sentinel lymph node biopsy were clear, all the best with your chemotherapy.  

Great to see that as a result of your first post @YellowRobin, that @Tinks and @Mazbeth who are new members have decided to post and join in the conversations!  Welcome!

2.  Kisquali  

Thread commenced by @Joinmelb who had a question about Kisquali and hair loss.  Great to hear that your recent PET scan showed that you bone metastasis are not active @Joinmelb and that you have purchased  a wig to help manage your hair loss.

3. Creative Corner! 

Thanks @Annie C for resurrecting this discussion in the Creative Corner!  I have really enjoyed the photos of everyone's amazing quilting!  Great to see that this thread has inspired you @cranky_granny@Glynnis and @Jwrenn.

Community news

March is Lymphoedema Awareness Month

World Lymphoedema Day is today Friday 6 March 2020. 

The Australasian Lymphology Association have some great information that you may like to read.

Alternatively if you are looking for a lymphoedema practitioner click here to find a practitioner


Breast Cancer 2020, The Cutting Edge.

The Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre (VCCC) held its Breast Symposium - Breast Cancer 2020: the Cutting Edge in Melbourne on 21 February 2020.

The day focused on neoadjuvant therapy (i.e. when treatments such as chemotherapy or hormone blocking therapy are given before breast cancer surgery).  

Speakers stressed the importance of breast Cancer Trials' Neoadjuvant Patient Decision Aid as a key resource, helping women to navigate decisions about whether or not to have neoadjuvant therapy.

For more information click here

Together Towards Tomorrow Conference, Perth WA Saturday 28 March 2020

Don’t forget to register for our next Survivorship conference to be held in Perth on Saturday 28 March 2020.  

To register click here.


This week’s reflective quote

" The more you are motivated by Love, the more fearless and free your action will be.'

Dalai Lama

We hope you have a great weekend, take care everyone

The mod team

Giovanna, Rosie, Riki, Michelle, Laura, Jenny, Carissa & Pat



  • Keeping_positive1Keeping_positive1 Member Posts: 107
    Thank you Giovanna, Rosie, Riki, MIchelle, Laura, Jenny, Carissa & Pat
    The Dalai Lama (Buddhist Monk) Reflections are lovely.,  I am adding a quote/reflection by Mother Teresa for food for thought also.

    “Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

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