Feeling scared and uncertain

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Posted by jennywren on 17 Sep 2014, 11:13PM

3 years ago I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and underwent a right mastectomy, chemo radiotherapy and then started on tamoxifen. Whilst always living in the shadow of it returning, I got on with life, saw my stepson marry, my son become a father and my daughter is just completing year 12. I thought I was ok. Then 5 weeks ago my world crumbled around me when I discovered the cancer had returned in my scar tissue and I have now been told I have advanced breast cancer.

Berlei bra trial!

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Posted by Tink on 17 Sep 2014, 09:51PM

I mentioned in a previous post that today I tried my Berlei bra for the first time and felt great.  I wore it to buy the paper this morning - a change from having to cover up in a big jacket to disguise my lopsidedness! (is that a word?)  I had to take it off once home as it kind of irritated the bottom of my mastectomy site.  I wore it again this afternoon for a good couple of hours with much better results. 

Pink Glove Dance Awards!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 16 Sep 2014, 12:36PM

Hello all,

Medline are hosting their Pink Glove Dance Awards again and this year we’re excited to announce that two entries into the competition have nominated BCNA as their chosen charity!

The Pink Glove Dance Awards are simple – hospitals and medical centres around the country produce their own Pink Glove Dance videos to raise awareness of breast cancer and compete to win $10,000 for a breast cancer charity of their choice.

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100,000 women supported by Berlei and BCNA!

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Posted by Maxine in BCNA, on 11 Sep 2014, 04:50PM

Afternoon all,

As many of you know I went through my own breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2011. Following surgery, my breast care nurse gave me BCNA's My Care Kit which included the very welcome, well designed and extremely comfortable Berlei post-surgery bra. It was such a nice surprise and I know many of you will have also received this kit.

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What's on your mind?

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Posted by Daina Jones in BCNA, on 10 Sep 2014, 03:55PM


The winter edition of The Beacon and The Inside Story magazines are now available to read online.

The theme for this issue is ‘What's on your mind’. You’ll find some interesting stories from women about the impact breast cancer has had on their lives, journeys of self-discovery, humour and life lessons learned along the way.

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See you soon Frankston!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 01 Sep 2014, 03:11PM

Hello everyone,

We’re excited to announce that BCNA will be hosting a free information forum in Frankston on Wednesday 10 September.

Women from Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula are invited to attend this event, which is designed specifically for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer up to five years ago.

The forum will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well after a breast cancer diagnosis.


Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 28 Aug 2014, 09:15AM

This year, BCNA plans to recognise Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day for the first time.

Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day is internationally recognised on 13 October each year. It has previously been acknowledged in the UK, US and Europe, but not Australia.

Sometimes women with secondary breast cancer tell us they feel ‘overlooked’ or ‘invisible’, particularly during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October each year.

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