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Friday update 10 April 2020

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,508
edited April 23 in Community news and events

Hello everyone,

Welcome to our Friday update and a warm welcome to all of our new members who have joined us over the last two weeks.    We hope you are settling in and finding your way around the online community.

BCNA’s Helpline service is opened today Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  

If you would like to speak with a cancer nurse please call 1800 500 258.


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. Uncertainty Thread commenced by @Mags44 asking if anyone else has experienced this choice, nervousness before surgery and how did you decide? Wishing you all the best @Mags44

2. Young Women’s Group Welcome @Katy_sodapop!

3. Our Gardens @YellowRobin absolutely loved your garden, what a great pick me up!

 


Community News


National Hotline 1800 770 776

Australia wide Radiotherapy triage service for those concerned with access to radiotherapy. 

If you are concerned with any delays to your radiation therapy treatment, please call this hotline number on 1800 770 776, where you might be able to find an alternative solution. Rapid access to care is still possible despite COVID-19.” Read more


BreastScreen suspends services across Australia

BCNA supports the decision by BreastScreen services across Australia to suspend all breast screening to protect people from the COVID-19 coronavirus and reduce the spread. The decision is based on advice from medical experts.  BCNA has been assured by our clinical advisers that delaying screening mammograms for a few months should not affect breast cancer outcomes.  Read more


Kadcycla added to PBS for early breast cancer

The breast cancer drug Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) was listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April 2020 for the adjuvant (after surgery) treatment of HER2-positive early breast cancer. Read more


 You may like to listen to our most recent podcast, Special episode 2#: Coronavirus update

 

Don’t forget to visit some of our very popular discussion threads

Creative Corner

On our walks

Our gardens

What pets do you have?


This weeks reflective quote



Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and relaxing Easter break

The mod team

Giovanna, Rosie, Riki, Michelle, Laura, Sandra & Pat


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  • ChezaHChezaH Gold Coast Member Posts: 83

    Hello everyone,

    Welcome to our Friday update and a warm welcome to all of our new members who have joined us over the last two weeks.    We hope you are settling in and finding your way around the online community.

    BCNA’s Helpline service is opened today Good Friday, Easter Saturday, Sunday and Monday.  

    If you would like to speak with a cancer nurse please call 1800 500 258.


    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. Uncertainty Thread commenced by @Mags44 asking if anyone else has experienced this choice, nervousness before surgery and how did you decide? Wishing you all the best @Mags44

    2. Young Women’s Group Welcome @Katy_sodapop!

    3. Our Gardens @YellowRobin absolutely loved your garden, what a great pick me up!

     


    Community News


    National Hotline 1800 770 776

    Australia wide Radiotherapy triage service for those concerned with access to radiotherapy. 

    If you are concerned with any delays to your radiation therapy treatment, please call this hotline number on 1800 770 776, where you might be able to find an alternative solution. Rapid access to care is still possible despite COVID-19.” Read more


    BreastScreen suspends services across Australia

    BCNA supports the decision by BreastScreen services across Australia to suspend all breast screening to protect people from the COVID-19 coronavirus and reduce the spread. The decision is based on advice from medical experts.  BCNA has been assured by our clinical advisers that delaying screening mammograms for a few months should not affect breast cancer outcomes.  Read more


    Kadcycla added to PBS for early breast cancer

    The breast cancer drug Kadcyla (trastuzumab emtansine) was listed on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS) from 1 April 2020 for the adjuvant (after surgery) treatment of HER2-positive early breast cancer. Read more


     You may like to listen to our most recent podcast, Special episode 2#: Coronavirus update

     

    Don’t forget to visit some of our very popular discussion threads

    Creative Corner

    On our walks

    Our gardens

    What pets do you have?


    This weeks reflective quote



    Wishing you and your loved ones a very happy and relaxing Easter break

    The mod team

    Giovanna, Rosie, Riki, Michelle, Laura, Sandra & Pat



    Thank you all for the wonderful work you are doing it is very much appreciated. Happy Easter xx
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