The Beacon

The Beacon

Download the latest issues of The Beacon and The Inside Story magazines.

This issue focuses on when treatment is not the only obstacle.

Find services near you

Find services near you

Use our online directory to find breast-cancer-related services and support in your community.

BCNA Fact sheets

BCNA Fact sheets

BCNA fact sheets are free and provide practical and relevant information on a range of topics for those with breast cancer and their families.

Online network

Online network

Our online network connects over 10,000 people affected by breast cancer in real time, no matter who they are or where they live.

Hope & Hurdles

Hope & Hurdles

Hope & Hurdles is a free information pack for women living with secondary breast cancer.

You can order it online or by phone and it will be delivered within 5-7 days.


Supporting BCNA

02 Jul 2014

Showcase Jewellers raise funds to help celebrate 15 years of breast cancer support.

Abortions do not increase the risk of breast cancer

05 Jun 2014

BCNA is deeply concerned by statements made by a Queensland MP about a link between abortions and breast cancer.

Meeting discusses access to new drugs

03 Jun 2014

BCNA has participated in a key meeting to discuss access to new drugs to treat HER2-positive secondary breast cancer.

Helping a friend or colleague with breast cancer brochure

Suggestions from women who have had breast cancer -- the things they found helpful and unhelpful.

New resources!

BCNA's latest resources include a booklet for partners, a booklet for men diagnosed with breast cancer, and a financial and practical assistance fact sheet.

Hope & Hurdles

Hope & Hurdles is a free, comprehensive information resource especially for women diagnosed with secondary breast cancer, that you can order online.

Join our online network

Join our online network


Connect with others

If you have been affected by breast cancer, you are invited to join our online network. The online network gives you a way to link with individuals or groups with similar interests, stay in touch at any time to support each other, and share experiences.

Other ways to connect

If the online network is not for you, you can connect with BCNA by subscribing to our free quarterly magazine, The Beacon.

We also run free community information forums around Australia for women diagnosed with breast cancer and their support people. Check the forums information page for upcoming forum locations.

What's a blog?

What's a blog?


Member blogs

As a member of our online network you can keep a blog or 'online diary' to share your thoughts and experiences.

You can choose to make your blog public or only to share it with the people you are connected to in the network.

A blog can be a great way to keep family and friends up to date with your progress during treatment and can help with managing your time.

Groups can also use a blog to keep a dialogue going among their members.

The BCNA blog

The BCNA blog is a central information hub where we keep our members up-to-date with what's happening in BCNA



Online and other groups

Online and other groups


Online interest groups

As a member of the online network you can set up, or participate in, an online interest group.

Share your experiences and connect with others in online groups such as:

Find more online groups...


Support groups

BCNA Member Groups provide face-to-face peer-support for women and families in communities right around the country.


Personal stories

I never thought I would...

A selection of personal stories from women about things they thought they would never do if they hadn't had breast cancer

Helping a friend or colleague with breast cancer

Many women offer their stories in the hope it might help - or inspire - someone else. Here is just a small selection.

The tyranny of distance

Living in rural and remote Australia can bring additional challenges for women with breast cancer.

Health professionals

BCNA works closely with health professionals to achieve better outcomes for women

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