Friday update 22 May 2020
Welcome to our Friday update and a warm welcome to all of our new members who have joined us over the last few weeks. We hope you are settling in and finding your way around.
National Volunteer Week
A massive thank you to all of the amazing BCNA volunteers! Thank you for all that you do, it is very much appreciated!
We have volunteers working across a variety of different programs at BCNA including our online community.
It is with your support that we are able to ensure that the voices of those affected by breast cancer are heard and that everyone continues to receive the very best care, treatment and support.
Happy National Volunteers Week from everyone at BCNA Click on link below
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.
Thread commenced by @Mishcat who was recently diagnosed and is doing ‘mind miles in her head!’ We hope you are feeling better and wish you well with your treatment
Thread commenced by @Jovdp we hope you are doing well with your new port
Congratulations @mum2jj, I hope you were able to celebrate with family and loved ones!
Living well with metastatic breast cancer Webcast aired live 20 May 2020
This webcast is facilitated by Vicki Durston, Director of Advocacy and Policy, BCNA and includes Michelle White, Medical Oncologist, Gill Kruss, Metastatic breast cancer nurse practitioner and Katrina who is living with metastatic breast cancer.
If you missed the webcast you can View on demand. If you have already registered for the webcast, enter your registered email address to view the recording. If you have not registered, you will need to do so prior to viewing the recording.
New podcast - Raelene Boyle on pulling herself out of the darkness.
In this episode, Upfront sits down with Australian Olympic legend and BCNA board member Raelene Boyle AM, MBE.
Speaking openly and honestly about her cancer journey, Raelene discusses the mental impact of her breast cancer diagnosis, the experience of survivor guilt, how the darkness can still overwhelm her and the strategies she’s developed over the years to pull herself out of it.
New Podcast - Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
In this episode, Kellie Curtain is joined by BCNA board member, surgical oncologist and specialist breast surgeon Professor Bruce Mann to help break down all of the information around invasive lobular carcinoma.
This episode covers:
· What invasive lobular carcinoma is
· Detection of invasive lobular carcinoma, often in the absence of a lump
· How invasive lobular carcinoma is diagnosed
· The role of artificial intelligence and computer algorithms in diagnosis
· Treatment of invasive lobular carcinoma
My Journey Online Tool
See our new updated page regarding COVID-19 in the My Journey Online Tool.
Some past discussion threads you may like to visit . . .
This week’s reflective quote
Enjoy your weekend and stay warm!
The mod team
Giovanna, Riki, Laura, Michelle, Rosie & Pat