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Community Update 3 May 2021

Giovanna_BCNAGiovanna_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 1,834

Hello everyone,

Welcome to our community update.  

Breast Cancer Network Australia recently held the ‘Living the best life you can with breast cancer’, virtual conference.  We would like to thank those who joined the online event.  The on-demand video is now available for viewing. 

Please register or login to view the webcast here.

Community highlights

Every week we have lots of great discussions within the online network, here are some that you may have missed.

1.  One year since the diagnosis feeling strong and well commenced by @Cath62 great to hear you are feeling strong and well.

2. Is my chemo working?  Commenced by @heathfield so good to hear you are feeling part of this amazing community.

3. What pets do you have?  Love those pooches @Halla!

Community News

My Journey Symptom Tracker & APP

Since we launched the My Journey online tool in 2018, we’ve heard from many members who have told us that a symptom tracker, as well as the ability to download the resource as an app, would add real value to My Journey.  We’re delighted to announce that we’ve responded to your feedback, and have introduced to My Journey both an in-built symptom tracker and downloadable app.  

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To all our community members, I wanted to take this opportunity to let you all know that I will be leaving BCNA in the next couple of weeks.  It has been an amazing 3 and half years and I thank you all for allowing me to be part of such an amazing community and to share in your experiences.  Wishing you well, take care of you, kind regards Giovanna.

If you have any concerns while online, please contact one of the moderators -

@Jenny_BCNA, @Carissa_BCNA, @Sandra_BCNA, or @Anna_BCNA.

If you need to speak with someone regarding your concern, please call 1800 500 258 Monday to Friday 9 am till 5 pm.

Alternatively you can email [email protected]

This week’s reflective quote

‘There can be no greater gift than that of giving one’s time and energy to help others without expecting anything in return.’

-          Nelson Mandela


Have a great week everyone,

The mod team

Carissa, Jenny, Sandra, Anna, Pat & Michelle



  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 182
    Best wishes @Giovanna_BCNA. Without your support for everyone here this group would not be. Good luck with your next endeavours. 
  • AfraserAfraser MelbourneMember Posts: 3,424
    Best wishes @Giovanna_BCNA.
    Thank you for all your work and contribution, it has been much appreciated.  Whatever you do in the future, I hope it brings you happiness and satisfaction. 
  • iserbrowniserbrown Regional VictoriaMember Posts: 4,504
    Best wishes!
    Thank you for your time at BCNA. 
    Good luck in the next phase 
    Take care 
  • wendy55wendy55 Copper Triangle South AustraliaMember Posts: 569
    Oh my gosh, was not expecting that, @Giovanna_BCNA, I can only say as the others have said above, thank you for your wonderful support, encouragement and for being a part of making changes in the metastatic breast cancer world,the very best of luck as you move forward in your career,

  • June1952June1952 Member Posts: 1,043
    Farewell @Giovanna_BCNA.  Wishing you all the best for whatever your future holds.  Are you giving any clues as to your new direction?
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 1,087
    Dear @Giovanna_BCNA,

    from jennyss in Western NSW
  • jennyssjennyss Western NSWMember Posts: 1,087
    And before you go: Can you get rid of that Community Update from April 2020!
  • LocksleyLocksley Macedon Ranges, VictoriaMember Posts: 434
    @Giovanna_BCNA wishing you all the best for your next career move. Thank you for all you have done.   I was so grateful to chat with you in December when admitted to hospital when things went a little pear shaped for me at the time.  
  • Annie CAnnie C Member Posts: 747
    My very best Kimberley Wishes to you @Giovanna_BCNA. Heartfelt thanks for all that you have done for the BCNA Forum Community Group.

    Kindest regards
    Annie C
  • SisterSister Adelaide Hills, SAMember Posts: 4,871
    Best wishes @Giovanna_BCNA Thank you for all you have done and I hope that your move takes you in directions that you want to go.
  • FLCloverFLClover Sydney Member Posts: 953
    @jennyss I’ve always wondered why it’s still there 😆. I even thought only I can see it at one stage, cos I joined the forum exactly the day after it was posted. Looking at it again now, it brings back bittersweet memories, and actually has some good articles and motivational quotes 😁😊
  • Kiki_Dances60Kiki_Dances60 Member Posts: 28
    Thank you @Giovanna_BCNA for all you’ve done for us. Best wishes for the future. 💐💐💐
  • MicheleRMicheleR South AustraliaMember Posts: 226
    Thank you !
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