Active Treatment Over – waiting for 1 year check up
My name is Karyn and was 45 years old at time of diagnosis (now 46) in February 2018. It was a full on, high octane, hurry up and wait time of about 6 months until I was declared in remission in September 2018. I don’t think I’ll quite believe it until March when I have my first mammogram and ultrasound. I’ve read other…
Have your say - Survey on BreastScreen Australia’s Position Statement on Breast Density
Hi all, The Australian Department of Health is considering whether BreastScreen Australia’s Position Statement on Breast Density needs to be changed. The Department has commissioned Allen + Clarke, a consulting company, to undertake a short, online survey to get the views of researchers, clinicians and women who use…
Help from everyone who are screen detected like me.
I was screen detected in April 6, 2017 when I responded to the invitation for screening mammogram. I had lumpectomy, radiotherapy and hormone therapy. I had to stop the hormone therapy (arimidex) for two months now as am having difficulty coping with tiredness, joints pain, depression and has been affecting my thyroid…
Anyone interested in doing a podcast with us?
Hi everyone, We are looking for a woman to be part of a podcast we are doing with Breast Screen Victoria next week. If anyone is interested and meets the following criteria, please direct message me. · Diagnosed through routine mammogram (or sent to a breast screen facility after having a symptom) · Victorian based · Able…
Mammogram vacuum assisted biopsy
I had this procedure on the advice of Breast Screen before diagnosis. Haven't heard much about others having it. It wasn't pleasant.
More about the budget
With the focus on the big win for ribociclib, we missed some of the other wins in the budget including funding for 3d mammography which has been discussed quite a bit in the network recently.Here is a link to a BCNA piece on the bits of the budget that might be of interest to you
hello. I have been diagnosed with cancer, but they are taking what feels like an eternity to determine the type of cancer (most likely breast). This is the timeline of my lump.Wed 21 Feb 2018 - found lump underarm Thurs 1 March 2018 - Had lump examined by GP. Referred for ultrasound with FNA/mammogram if warranted. But…
There are a couple of shocking stories on this website describing diagnoses of advanced breast cancers despite the women receiving repeat and recent 'normal' mammogram reports. This is likely due to those women having mammographic/breast density. It refers to the amount of white and bright regions seen on a…
The Ripple Effect
My diagnosis, from a routine mammogram rather than finding a lump, has caused several of my friends in their 40s & 50s to have a mammogram themselves . Has this happened to anyone else? My best friend, the one to whom I tell all the things, and my partner in my India endeavours, got a call back 10 days ago. 10 days of…