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Friday update 8 May 2020

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,508
edited May 21 in Community news and events

Hello everyone, 

Welcome to our Friday update.  I hope this newsletter finds you travelling well.

A very warm welcome to all of our new members who have joined the online community over the last few weeks.  I would encourage you to have a look around, you may like to read some of the past conversations and can use the search option or popular tags to look up specific topics.  You may also like to look in the Groups section, there are some private and public groups that you may like to join.  Feel free to post a question in the main discussion forum if there is something that you would like to ask our community members.

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. Numb thread commenced by @T0mmy, take care of you.

2. Ribociclib and Anastrozole thread commenced by @Angelo, wishing you well with your treatment.

3.  What pets do you have? Great thread and loving the photos of your pets, keep them coming!


Community News

Cancer won’t wait during covid-19 pandemic

Cancer Australia has launched a new social media campaign targeting all Australian adults. The Cancer Won’t Wait campaign aims to encourage people of all ages to see their health professional with any new or persistent symptoms that could be cancer.  They are also encouraging anyone with a cancer diagnosis to see their doctor if they have any issues or concerns. See link to video

MY JOURNEY online tool

There is a great new article that has been added to the My Journey online tool about telehealth.  You will find some great tips for getting the most out of your telehealth sessions.

Using Telehealth during the coronavirus COVID-19 period

Let’s be Upfront about where we’re at with COVID-19 (coronavirus). With restrictions beginning to ease in some parts of the country, we’re taking a good look at the current situation and what it means for people at different stages of their breast cancer journey.

In this episode, we’re joined by BCNA board member, surgical oncologist and specialist breast surgeon Professor Bruce Mann, as well as BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti.  Special episode #3 Corona virus update listen here


“Brighten someone’s day this May”

BCNA is encouraging everyone to ‘Brighten someone's day with some pink this May’.

Although we can’t get together we can still show our support for Australians affected by breast cancer - let’s pink up our everyday, to walk the dog, mow the lawns or take the bins out!

Jump online to bcna.org.au and order a pink beanie, socks or even a tutu from the Pink Sports Day range to brighten someone's day and help BCNA continue to inform, support, connect and represent Australians affected by breast cancer. 

Breast Screen ACT resumed screening 

Due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Breast Screen ACT is providing services at a reduced capacity. 

Breast Screen Victoria to resume screening

Breast Screen Victoria is resuming screening on Monday 11 May, following a pause in their service to safeguard clients and staff from the risk of coronavirus disease (COVID-19).  For more information

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

Creative corner

Beautiful songs to lighten your day

On our walks

If you could be anywhere else now where would that be?

Essential movies to watch when forced to sit on you’re a*** due to treatment

Join Cancer Council Queensland for a free Webinar – Keeping active during and after cancer

Topics include:

·         How exercise and physical activity can benefit your physical and mental well being

·         Practical tips on keeping active during and following cancer treatment

Speaker:  Professor Sandi Hayes, Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University

Date : Thursday 4 June 2020 from 2 pm to 3 pm

People can register for free here

For further information please email [email protected]


This week’s reflective quote

“As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.”

Dalai Lama


Wishing you all a very happy mother’s day, enjoy your weekend

The mod team

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

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