Welcome New Members 30th March 2022

Mez_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 901
edited April 2022 in General discussion

You have found your way to Breast Cancer Network Australia’s (BCNA’s) Online Network. This is a forum where you are not alone and can engage with generous members who provide meaningful support to each other. You can share as much or as little as you feel comfortable with to other members. Please explore our various Groups for members who are looking for greater peer-to-peer support.  

The following links may also be helpful in getting you started:  

Our long-time members (newbies too!) are a wealth of information regarding the useful discussion topics and information available through BCNA’s Online Network, therefore please do not hesitate to post your questions.  You have the option to add details about yourself to your ‘profile’ and if you would like more targeted member responses, you may like to add where you live ( eg. Sydney, Melbourne, regional Victoria etc).  

If you need help navigating the Online Network please message myself @Mez_BCNA or one of our other moderators @Jenny_BCNA @Carissa_BCNA @Pat_BCNA @Anna_BCNA @Kate_BCNA . 

Please note: The online network is not moderated by staff/volunteers on Sundays, however if you need something actioned the quickest way to resolve your query is to contact the Member Support Team via email contact@bcna.org.au or phone 1800 500 258 Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm AEST.


  • Sioux
    Sioux Member Posts: 1
    edited March 2022
    Thanks for the warm welcome.  Although  a new member here I'm not new to this world and was diagnosed  in 1989. Underwent a partial mastectomy and radiotherapy (I might add then as there was no access to radiotherapy at either of my local hospitals ie  Campbelltown or Liverpool I had to travel to Westmead for treatment) and then in 2008 a breast implant. Unfortunately now though I have capsular contracture and I'm waiting  admission to the public  hospital system to have it removed and a reduction on the other-side. So that in a nutshell is my journey with breast cancer. Unfortunately now amongst other things I have to contend with neuroborreliosis as in 1984 I was bit by a tick.
  • jennyss
    jennyss Member Posts: 1,970
    Dear @Sioux and all other new BCNA network members,

    from jennyss in Western NSW
    and please try out the BCNA network for support and information. It has helped me a lot when I needed it in the past.