My most memorable experience of the past Fields of Women was seeing how many people I knew who had all connected on the field. Groups of families, women, men, support people, sponsors, team members – I felt that we were all in this together.
As Field of Women 2014 gets closer, we wanted to hear about your experiences at past Field of Women events.
Has anyone experienced a sore throat during chemo? I went to docs yesterday he said my throat was red just to keep up with fluids and throat lollies I'll be going back tommorrow to get it checked and my stitches out aswell is there anything else that can help in mean time I haven't had temps been 36
Hi there everyone-I am 54 years old, married, and mother of 2 grown children. I have newly diagnosed early BC, confirmed 26 March 2014 as Infiltrating Lobular Carcinoma. I opted for a uni lateral left mastectomy with a sentinel node biopsy and this was done early April in a private hospital by a great breast surveon who I felt very comfortable with.
To introduce myself I live in Hobart and have recently been diagnosed. Even though it seems like such a long time ago it was only 4 weeks ago that I was diagnosed with a grade 3 invasive ductal carcinoma after finding a lump in my breast. I am 44yrs old so right up until the pathology results I kept believing it would just be a 3.5cm benign lump. No such luck.
BCNA is thrilled to be a registered charity in the 2014 Dick Smith $1 million charity giveaway.
This year Dick Smith will share $1 million between 74 different charities and if we receive enough votes, we could receive up to $50,000.
How you can help? To give us a chance of winning $50,000, simply submit a photo of yourself with a Dick Smith Foods product and nominate BCNA as your selected charity. All you need is access to email or text messaging.
Although the majority of Australians diagnosed with breast cancer are women, many people are surprised to learn that men can develop breast cancer too. Breast cancer in men is rare, accounting for less than 1% of all cancers in men, and less than 1% of all breast cancers.
To help improve support and information for men with breast cancer, BCNA has produced Men get breast cancer too, a free information booklet.