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Podcast Series: Upfront About Breast Cancer – What You Don’t Know Until You Do, with Dr Charlotte To

iharrisiharris Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 14
edited October 6 in General discussion
Hello everyone! 

We have just launched our new podcast series: 

Upfront About Breast Cancer – What You Don’t Know Until You Do, with Dr Charlotte Tottman

Dr Charlotte Tottman established her own private practice in psycho oncology, providing psychological treatment for cancer-related distress, before being diagnosed with breast cancer herself, giving Charlotte’s understanding of a cancer experience a whole new dimension. 

Despite the circumstances, Charlotte’s own diagnosis and clinical experience enables her to connect with those who are going through comparable situations, giving them a place to reflect and relate, and learn to navigate and better understand psychological discomfort in a cancer space. 

Throughout the podcast series we have meaningful conversations about many topics, including the initial shock of diagnosis, emotional isolation, and coming to terms with those who show up, and those who may not during your journey, body image difficulties, how cancer changes your overall perception of life, the impact on sexuality and intimacy, and fear of cancer recurrence.   

Charlotte’s own vulnerability is evident in each of the episodes, which lay out her lived experience, provide explanations of psychological triggers and responses, and practical strategies that may help someone on their own cancer journey. 

We recommend that listeners exercise self-care when listening to this podcast, as some may find the content upsetting. BCNA’s Helpline provides a free confidential telephone and email service for people diagnosed with breast cancer, their family and friends. Our experienced team can help with your questions and concerns and direct you to relevant resources and services. Call 1800 500 258 or email [email protected]

Listen to the full 10-episode series now via https://bit.ly/3oD0S0C or anywhere you get your podcasts.


  • Julez1958Julez1958 SydneyMember Posts: 155
    I listened to episode one of this series and it was excellent.I plan to listen to all the rest as well.
    If I am really busy I find listening to podcasts while going cooking or other household tasks or while on my daily walk .
  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 413
    Have listened to 4 episodes and they are most excellent. Raw, authentic and just describes how it really is. Wilo definitely listen to the other episodes.
  • LozzalLozzal Member Posts: 1
    I have listed to 3 episodes so far and have found these to be very helpful.  Will definitely be listening to the rest.
  • iharrisiharris Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 14
    Fantastic to hear you're all enjoying the podcast series! If you have a moment, we would love to hear your feedback via our survey: Assessing the Quality of BCNA Podcast Series 'Upfront About Breast Cancer' (mq.edu.au) 

  • Cath62Cath62 Brisbane Member Posts: 413
    Hi, all done @iharris. Cheers 
  • gumnutgumnut far north coast NSWMember Posts: 483
    I'm currently listening to the podcast series. Not finished yet but what I have listened to so far (7 episodes), it is excellent, thank you to Dr Charlotte Tottman and BCNA
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