Friday update 10 April 2020
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.
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.
National Hotline 1800 770
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
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
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