Welcome New Members - 16th May 2024

Mez_BCNA Administrator, Staff, Member, Moderator Posts: 921

A very warm welcome to everyone who has joined the Online Network in the past fortnight:

@LethalLiz @Elissa1976 @sleemapm @owensk @TChristine @priya_09 @MrsA @TrishV @heidi76 @NicoleW @KAZZYBREW @emstar @emer @BrokenBoob40 @smouse79 @LS74 @Warrioress @AnnaMac @rachsyd @countrygirl0508 @Purplefox @krisol @russelltonya728 @Ms_TeaPots

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 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' (Update your profile image by clicking 'Change My Picture')  and if you would like more targeted responses, you may like to add where you live (e.g. Sydney; Melbourne; Regional Victoria). 
If you need help navigating the Online Network please message myself @Mez_BCNA or one of our other moderators: @Denise_BCNA , @Risha_BCNA , @Pat_BCNA@Georgie_BCNA , @Kate_BCNA , @Daina-BCNA
Please note: the Online Network is not moderated by staff/volunteers on the weekends, however if you need something actioned, the quickest way to resolve your query is to contact the Helpline Team via email helpline@bcna.org.au or phone 1800 500 258 Monday to Friday 9:00am-5:00pm AEST


  • June1952
    June1952 Member Posts: 1,883

    I am an 'oldie' on the site (and in life !) but I'd like to wish you all the best as you try to understand this terrible medical news which has been thrown at you  @LethalLiz @Elissa1976 @sleemapm @owensk @TChristine @priya_09 @MrsA @TrishV @heidi76 @NicoleW @KAZZYBREW @emstar @emer @BrokenBoob40 @smouse79 @LS74 @Warrioress @AnnaMac @rachsyd @countrygirl0508 @Purplefox @krisol @russelltonya728 @Ms_TeaPots

    This site has members from all walks of life with so many different views etc so please feel free to come on and ask anything, no question is too small or too silly.  If it concerns you, just put it out there.

    If you can, take someone to appointments with you as a second set of ears is invaluable as we do miss bits and pieces due to the emotions of the moment.

    Lists are also very helpful so write them and take them with you so you get answers.  Not everything may have a definite answer at that time but your medical team will do their best.

    If you feel that someone can assist you then you can always send a private message to that person.  It may be someone who has mentioned a similar diagnosis to you or maybe someone who lives in your general area - just ask away.

    Remember to take things one day at a time, don't overthink and don't get ahead of yourself.  Google is not always correct or up to date and what is stated may have no bearing on your diagnosis or treatment.

    We are thinking of you, we will follow your story, and we will support you as we can.  ❤️