Friday update 26 February 2021

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Hello everyone,

Welcome to our Friday update.  A warm welcome to all our new members who
have joined the community over the last few weeks.  We hope you are settling in and finding your
way around.   If you have any questions
or concerns, please contact one of the moderators @Giovanna_BCNA or

We have received many positive messages following the ‘Fear
of Recurrence’ webcast.  Thank you to
everyone who tuned into our webcast last week which addressed what happens when
treatment ends, recognising and managing the fear of recurrence.  If you missed it click here

Community highlights 

1.  Do
I or don’t I?
commenced by @Grandma of 7 great to hear you have made your decision.

2.  Beta
blockers may have additional benefits

3.  Our
love the garden photos

Community news

COVID-19 vaccine
for people with cancer

have recently started to receive some calls and emails regarding the COVID-19
vaccine and how it might affect people with breast cancer.  See information below from Cancer Council
Victoria’s latest newsletter.

Cancer Australia COVID-19 Vaccine and Cancer Roundtable on 19 February was an
important event to bring experts together to explore the policy, advocacy,
health and research implications of the Australian Government’s vaccine
rollout. It also provided an opportunity to establish a unified position to
champion the needs of people affected by cancer.’

understand that as result of this forum, Cancer Australia will be developing some
Frequently Asked Questions regarding the vaccine, specific to people affected
by cancer, which we hope will be available within the next two weeks.  Once released I will make sure this is
available via the online network.  In the
meantime, if you are after information regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine, the best
source of information is the Department
of Health’s website
You can also contact your state Cancer Council on 13 11 20.

Living with metastatic/advanced cancer: a handful of insights,
options, and support (Victoria only)

Date: Tuesday,

Time: 9.30am–2.40pm

Location:  Online
workshops and webinars

Join our first ever online
day of sessions for women who are living with metastatic/advanced cancer.  Our selection of information sessions and
workshops provides information, practical support and ideas to sustain your
spirit.  Carers, friends, and family are
welcome to participate.

For more
information and to register

UPFRONT about breast cancer

Let’s be up front about hereditary
breast cancer.  What does the term
‘family history’ of breast cancer mean? 
What preventative measures are available to someone with a genetic mutation?

Listen to the latest episode of
Upfront About Breast Cancer.

30:  Breast cancer, genes and family

Another great way Red
Energy is supporting BCNA

In December 2020, BCNA Major
Partner Red Energy introduced a unique way to power BCNA with the Red BCNA
Saver Plan.

When you sign up as a residential
customer to Red BCNA Saver plan, Red Energy will contribute up to $10 every
month to BCNA.  That’s $5 for electricity
and $5 for gas accounts for every month that you remain on the Red BCNA Saver
plan up to the value of $120 each year*


Happy International Women’s Day 4 March 2021

This week’s reflective

“I learned that courage was not the
absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not
feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”

- Nelson Mandela

Enjoy your weekend,

The mod team

Giovanna, Laura,
Michelle and Pat