July Content Round-Up
I hope you have all had a great month!
Please find the content round-up below for July.
As always, we’d love to hear what topics you want to hear about! Please send me an email [email protected] – I’d love to hear from you 😊
Episode 45: In conversation with Harry and Pieter: Raising awareness for men with breast cancer
Joining us for this In Conversation episode are Harry and Pieter. Harry was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2005 and had chemotherapy, after which he was cancer-free. In 2018, at a routine appointment with his GP, he had a series of blood tests, and his cancer was found to have returned. Harry was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer at that time. Pieter was diagnosed with triple-positive grade 3 breast cancer, which had spread to a sentinel lymph node, in 2021. He underwent a mastectomy and axillary node clearance and then started four rounds of chemotherapy. Pieter lost his wife to breast cancer in 2017.
During this candid conversation between Harry and Pieter we hear their stories, their initial reaction to their diagnosis, the biggest challenges they face, who they went to for support and why they want to help spread awareness of the disease for other men.
Just diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, what’s next?
We will be hosting a webcast on 11 August. In this webcast, we will hear from Medical Oncologist Professor Fran Boyle, Metastatic McGrath Breast Care Nurse Alice Gibson, BCNA Consumer Representative Ros Casperson and BCNA member Cybele Orton.
The webcast will address what is important to know in those first few weeks after a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer including navigating the health system, treatment options, identifying key members of your treating team, and the support and care available to you.
For more information or to register, visit the BCNA website.
In June we hosted an Information Forum in Launceston. Thank you to those who joined us. The on-demand videos for all presentations are now available via the BCNA YouTube channel.
Information regarding the next Information Forum will be available via the BCNA website next week!
Don’t forget, we have so many existing webcasts, podcasts and articles on My Journey and in The Beacon that cover a range of topics. Explore them below!