Genetics today.

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Posted by Hazel M on 23 Oct 2014, 07:17PM

Hi ladies, hope you are all doing as well as is possible. I had my genetic testing appointment today, gave my blood, now it's wait and see. My sister was tested in the late 90's and while the BRCA 1 & 2 were not detected, it was mentioned to her that another living relative with breast cancer would be helpful. I was diagnosed late last year and now mine is being tested. The test is a little more accurate nowadays, not 100% accurate but more advanced. I am the 7th female since my maternal grandmother to get breast cancer so it is rife in the family.

Any ideas

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Posted by Jackie40 on 23 Oct 2014, 02:37PM

I was diagnosed with invasive ductile cancer at the age of 38, i found it all a bit of a blur now as all decisions were out of my hands asthe surgeon made the decision for a bilateral mastectomy & removal of 3 lymph nodes, 2 years on they have now found what they say is a cyst which is how my first presented but they say is to small to biopsy. I am unsure as to what step to take next. I am thinking whether it have preventative surgery & get reconstruction at the same time or to go along with the medical experts as they were wrong about the first tumor.

Fitness obsession

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Posted by Amanda61 in 'Get active and keep well', on 23 Oct 2014, 12:25PM

Hi all,

I have just joined this online group but I am also a member of the breast reconstruction group.

Scared, confused and need advice

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Posted by Tilly14 on 23 Oct 2014, 04:53AM

Hi, I don't even know where to start or what to say because at this stage I don't really know anything - I had breast cancer 6 years ago mastectomy chemo and reconstruction.

To me it was the past something that happened, I know in the back of my mind I always knew it would come back but know the reality is here... It's just too hard to cope.

I feel fine but having had to find a new doctor he sent me for tests to get to know my health and tests started coming back abnormal now a CT scan shows extensive liver metastatic disease.

Pink Glove Dance Winners!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 14 Oct 2014, 10:41AM

Hello all,

The Medline Pink Glove Dance Awards have come to an end and are thrilled to announce that Sydney Adventist Hospital won the competition and is generously donating their $10,000 prize to BCNA!

The SAN produced a video clip that tells the story of a patient’s cancer journey in a fun way involving hundreds of hospital staff from various departments. The video also featured members of the local community and students from the Wahroonga Adventist Primary School.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Posted by Maxine in BCNA, on 02 Oct 2014, 03:33PM

Hi everyone,

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a time to acknowledge the significant impact breast cancer has on so many people right across Australia.  It is a time to recongnise the women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their family, friends and all those around them. 

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 26 Sep 2014, 01:10PM

Hello everyone,

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is almost here!

A number of regional and suburban newspapers are looking for local women to share their breast cancer story to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

We have had requests for women from the following areas:


Male breast cancer photographic exhibition

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 18 Sep 2014, 12:11PM

Male breast cancer survivor Ron Gordon will bravely share his experience through a photographic exhibition designed to raise awareness that men get breast cancer too.

‘One Man’s Journey Through Breast Cancer’ will be on display at 101 Collins St, Melbourne from Monday 22 until Friday 26 September 2014. All proceeds from the exhibition will support BCNA.

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Upcoming group event

Next Get Together - Beverley, SA

Adelaide Breast Cancer Friendship Group

We'll be lunching in the West on Wednesday 29th October at 12 noon at the Halfway Hotel, 668 Port Rd, Beverley 08 8445 2725.

Why not come along and put faces to names? It's a great chance to meet others who truly understand what BC is all about!

If you're interested in coming along, please RSVP to ABCFG to book a seat. Looking forward to seeing you all there!

When:Wed, 29/10/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Where: Halfway Hotel, 668 Port Rd, Beverley, SA, 5009, Australia

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