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Hi members,

I hope you are all well.

Please find the content round-up below for October.

Have a topic you’d like to see us cover? Please send me an email [email protected] 😊



Launch of BCNA Issues Paper: Making Metastatic Breast Cancer Count

On Thursday 13 October, Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day, Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) announced the launch of its Issues Paper: Making metastatic breast cancer count

During this presentation, BCNA’s Director of Policy, Advocacy and Support Services Vicki Duston and Dr Andrea Smith announce that there are currently over 10,000 people 'living in plain sight' with treatable but not curable metastatic breast cancer in Australia. We do not know the exact figure because Australia's cancer registries are currently not mandated to record cancer recurrence or stage at diagnosis.

Watch the presentation here.

Download the Issues Paper via the BCNA website.


Webcast: Men and breast cancer – Treatment, managing side effects and finding support

On Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day we were joined by Radiation Oncologist and Breast Cancer Specialist Professor John Boyages and Medical Oncologist, Dr Nick Zdenkowski. 

This event was an opportunity to connect with other men affected by breast cancer and ask questions to our speakers. The session explored hormone-blocking treatments for breast cancer and how to manage side effects, provided information about lymphoedema and the treatment and care available and information about what resources and support are available to you. 

Watch on-demand via the BCNA website.


Rockhampton Information Forum

BCNA hosted an Information Forum in Rockhampton for people living with breast cancer and their supporters last week. 

The Information Forum covered a range of topics including the latest in breast cancer treatment, managing your emotional wellbeing after a breast cancer diagnosis, and how you can live well during treatment and beyond. 

Keep your eyes on the BCNA website and YouTube for the on-demand videos of all presentations.


Upcoming events

Webcast – 23 November

We will be launching a new webcast later this week!

Keep your eyes on the BCNA social accounts and BCNA website for more information and to register.

Additional resources:

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:
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