This online group has been set up as a central place for partners to connect and share their experiences following the diagnosis of their loved one.
Being the partner of someone with breast cancer can be a very difficult period in your life.
The highs and lows, including shock, fear, relief, anxiety and strength, can have a huge impact, both physically and emotionally.
You can connect with other partners through this online group or by joing a specific partner online group:
Note: From time to time, BCNA may ask this group's members to assist with the development of future resources designed specifically for partners.
This group is open to all members and blog posts are public.
BCNA is currently working to revise and redevelop our website and would love to have the input of partners/family members.
We wanted to ensure that the information and services available to those affected by breast cancer is easy to access and understand.
To help us do this, we are holding a group session in South Melbourne on Wednesday, 28th May at 6:00pm for partners/family who might like to participate and give their input on how the website works.
BCNA’s new booklet was released last month ‘I wish I could fix it’: Supporting your partner through breast cancer.
This booklet aims to help partners, male and female, of women diagnosed with breast cancer within the last 12 months. Of course, those beyond the 12 month mark are still welcome to download the booklet if they think it may be useful to them or their partner.
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Hi, my name is Jacqui, and as the female partner of a beautiful woman that has now survived breast cancer, I would like to provide support for any other same sex couples that are experiencing this roller coaster. We were (and are still) extremely lucky to have great support networks (medical, friends and family), but we did not know of anyone in the "same boat" as us, and at times it would have been a great help to have this support. I am more than happy for people to contact me via this site and we can go from there. Thanks xx
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Ok so I'm really curious to know where the gaps are in chemo/living with a partner who is undergoing treatment for cancer orientation? So what is the one thing that you wish you had known straight up front instead of having to learn through trial and error?
For me it was the following:
Hi everyone, my name is David and I've been involved in the cancer community after my wife died of breask cancer 12 years ago. After her death I had a "mid-life" professional identity crisis and left a 20+ year career in corporate management (during which I completed post-grad studies in Counselling) to spend my professional time supporting people going through "tough stuff". Whilst I work full-time in the community services sector I maintain a small counselling practice supporting families dealing with the unwelcome visitor called cancer.
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