Sore throat

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Posted by Liztay82 on 21 Apr 2014, 04:48PM

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


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Posted by MLE59 on 20 Apr 2014, 11:23PM

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.

Genetic Test Results

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Posted by gilliann on 20 Apr 2014, 08:58PM

Can anyone tell me a typical time frame for genetic test results? I was tested in mid Dec and haven't heard anything yet.


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Posted by tess44 in Online support for Tasmania, on 20 Apr 2014, 02:01PM

Hi everybody

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.

Pink Sports Day - Registrations now open!

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 15 Apr 2014, 03:50PM

Hello everyone,

This year has well and truly begun, and here at BCNA we’re preparing for a number of exciting events that will be happening over the next few months – one of which is our annual Pink Sports Day!

2014 marks the sixth Pink Sports Day event, which last year saw a whopping $435,000 raised by over 900 participating clubs.

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How did your diagnosis impact you financially?

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Posted by Jeanie in BCNA, on 25 Mar 2014, 01:33PM

The autumn edition of The Beacon and The Inside Story are now available to read online or download.

This edition focuses on practical matters such as returning to work, accessing superannuation and income protection insurance. 

As always, we would love you to share your experience, tips and advice by commenting on this blog post.

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New video: Family perspective and breast cancer

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 21 Mar 2014, 03:00PM

The latest in BCNA’s series of short videos has been completed and focuses on family perspective and breast cancer.

In this video, Australian families share their experience following a diagnosis of a loved one.

Video 9: Family perspective and breast cancer

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Help us win with Dick Smith Foods

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Posted by CaraD in BCNA, on 19 Mar 2014, 11:00PM

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.

Men get breast cancer too – BCNA’s new booklet

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Posted by Annie Gayed in BCNA, on 11 Mar 2014, 03:48PM

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.

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Upcoming group event

Field of Women 2014

Field of Women

Breast Cancer Network Australia is presenting another Field of Women in 2014!

We are calling on 15,000 people to stand with us in the shape of our Pink Lady silhouette to represent the number of people expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014.

Everyone is welcome to participate – supporters, friends, survivors. You don’t have to have had breast cancer to take part.

When:Sat, 10/05/2014 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Brunton Ave, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

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Wishing you well

'Breast reconstruction' online group

To all you girls undergoing surgery in April we just want to say

"Good Luck"

and we wish you a speedy recovery.........


When:Wed, 16/04/2014 (All day) - Wed, 30/04/2014 (All day)

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