New member

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Posted by hotlyn in South East & Bayside social group, on 25 Jul 2014, 11:55PM

Hi, I post on the Breast Recon site and tonite looking further on the BCNA site have come across this group.
I live in Mordialloc and had no idea there was a bayside group, would love to join and meet other women going through this journey .
I see there is a meeting/ get together in August would it be ok if I could come to that ?
Regards Lynne

Oncology Review

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Posted by gypsy on 25 Jul 2014, 05:42PM

I had a medical oncology review and radiotherapy oncology review on Tuesday as I just finished radiation about 2 weeks ago. Next step is to be hormone therapy but because I have problems with my joints and nerves in my hands waiting awhile for those chemo side effects to die down. I have also been diagnosed with osteoporosis and carpal tunnel which doesn't help. so I have been sent for lots of X-rays/ultrasounds back for a review on 10th august with oncologist. I didn't think chemo would knock my bones around so much and they can't tell me if my knees will recover permanently.

In memory of Lorraine Elliott

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Posted by Kirsten in BCNA, on 16 Jul 2014, 09:57AM

Breast Cancer Network Australia asked Founder Lyn Swinburne to pen her thoughts on the passing of BCNA member Lorraine Elliot.

Lorraine is pictured above helping us to launch the first edition of the My Journey Kit at Federation Square in Melbourne 2004.

'I first met Lorraine back in the late 70s, when she was an occasional visitor to our Friday night drinks and wrap-up group.

Sussan Women's Fun Run 2014: Media Opportunity

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 10 Jul 2014, 10:57AM

Hello everyone,

Are you planning on taking part in this years Sussan Women's Fun Run?

We are looking for women who are taking part and who would be keen to share their story with us for a short profile series.

We're looking for participants who have a strong personal connection to breast cancer. Perhaps you have been diagnosed or are running in support or memory of a loved one affected by breast cancer.

Media opportunity: Did you choose not to have radiotherapy due to travel/distance?

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 08 Jul 2014, 10:39AM


I am looking for women in regional or rural NSW and Victoria who opted NOT to have radiotherapy to avoid spending long amounts of time away from home and their family.

I have been appoached by Daily Telegraph newspaper in NSW who is working on a campaign around rural health. They would like to focus on poor access to radiotherapy in rural and remote areas.

The journalist I am working with is keen to speak to women in NSW or Victoria who opted to undergo a mastectomy (or double mastectomy) to avoid radiotherapy and having to spend weeks away from home.


BCNA is coming to Geelong!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 05 Jun 2014, 04:11PM

Hello everyone!

We're excited to announce that we will be visiting Geelong later this month to present the BCNA free ‘Living Well Beyond Breast Cancer’ information forum and we want to invite women, partners, family and friends from around Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula to join us for the day.

The forum will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living well after a breast cancer diagnosis, and for the first time will include special breakaway sessions tailored specifically for early and secondary breast cancer.

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My second Field of Women

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Posted by Maxine in BCNA, on 14 May 2014, 03:52PM

On Saturday night I was part of the Field of Women at the MCG.



The last time I stood on the ground, I was there as an ambassador with my good friend Pat who had been diagnosed five years earlier.

This time I stood on the Field of Women as BCNA's CEO and as a survivor.

I stood there supported by my husband John, son James, my mother, my brothers and their children.

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