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Friday Update - 10th June 2022

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Friday Update 10th June 2022

Hello everyone,

June has come upon us and there are magnificent events and activities happening at BCNA. We have the Launceston TAS forum and the Pink Lady Match at the MCG only two weeks away. More details below!

Rug up in this chilly winter weather and if anyone lives near the snow, would love to see pictures.

Enjoy the update.


Community highlights

May Online Network activity 

The month of May saw the Online Network receive a total number of 14,509 visitors to the community: 77 discussions and 466 comments. The Choosing Breast Reconstruction Group  was the most active private group (Remember to check in on groups you are part of as the platform does not yet have ability to notify members of new posts)


Popular forum discussions

Members new and old may have missed some of the forum discussions that have been most active the past fortnight:

1. Bouncing forward - can we do this?

2. Newly Diagnosed and Anxious

3. Devastated

4. Everything seems to be wrong  

Posts by ‘Category Name’  27 May - 10 June 2022

Community News

BCNA My Journey article updates

Comprehensive information has been added to My Journey article 'Eye problems related to breast cancer treatment'


Two weeks until the Launceston TAS Forum!

BCNA will be in Launceston on Wednesday 22 June to host Information Forums for people living with breast cancer. There will be two concurrent information sessions throughout the day – one for people with early breast cancer and one for people with metastatic breast cancer. Please register for the session that is appropriate for your diagnosis. CLICK HERE  for further information and links to register.


Happy 70th Birthday Lyn

BCNA founder Lyn Swinburne had her 70th birthday on the 6th of June. We wish her many happy returns and grateful for her vision to support the lives of Australians affected by breast cancer. You are welcome to pass on your birthday messages and I will be sure to share. Check out Kirsten’s birthday wishes here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1215423725870038


Pink Lady Match – 23 June 2022

Breast Cancer Network Australia's (BCNA) partner and reigning premiers, Melbourne Football Club will take on the Brisbane Lions in a top of the table clash and no matter where you live across Australia, you can get involved - in person or virtually! We are inviting our network to join us ar the MCG on Thursday 23 June for the 7:20pm match. Register now to sit in our VIP ‘Pink Lady Bay’ and receive complementary double pass to attend the match Register for Pink Lady Bay tickets  


Help BCNA fill the virtual pink lady on the MCG

We acknowledge many people won’t be able to physically attend due to the location, health or other circumstances. Our virtual Pink Lady is here to stay to help you get involved no matter where you are on the night Buy My Virtual Pink Lady Place Now  


Oncology News: ‘ASCO 2022: Study offers guidance for future trials of adjuvant therapy for patients with early HR+/HER2- breast cancer’

The study aimed at clarifying issues about the early, short-term effectiveness of drugs known as CDK4/6 inhibitors in adjuvant treatment of patients with high-risk hormone receptor-positive, HER2-negative (HR+/HER2-) breast cancer Read full article here



Webcasts for newly diagnosed members

I thought it was worth mentioning for our newest members diagnosed in 2022 to check out Webcast: Just diagnosed in 2022, what’s next?  In this webcast, we heard from specialist breast cancer surgeon Mr Sunil (Sunny) Jassal, breast care nurse Meg McDonald and BCNA Consumer Faye Louey. Sunny is a director and founding member of Melbourne Breast and Endocrine Surgeons and works with leading radiologists, pathologists, oncologists and plastic surgeons. Meg works at Melbourne Breast and Endocrine Surgeons where she is an integral part of the breast cancer care team. Faye was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2019 and discussed how she took control of her diagnosis after the initial shock.  manage symptoms, and where you can find help. 

Books / Movies/ TV Series/ Documentaries

ABC iView have a great three-part series ‘How to Live Younger’. It aired eight months ago however I only just viewed it recently and  online network members may find it interesting:


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