Just Diagnosed

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Posted by rhoanch on 30 Aug 2014, 08:43AM

I have just been diagnosed and have seen my surgeon. I have been referred to a plastics surgeon and I am currently weighing up whether to go down the reco path using trans flap from the tummy.  Based on the research it looks like a major op with considerable rehab time. I am a very active person and I wonder whether the mastectomy would be enough to cope with let alone the reco.

First chemo

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Posted by Linn on 30 Aug 2014, 06:43AM

Hi I'm Linn.
I was diagnosed 2mnths ago and have been on a
Rollercoaster ride since.. After a single mastectomy I
had my first chemo treatment on Thursday 28th.
I'm goin well with side effects so far! Maybe they will hit my later!
The only thing that Annoying me is the flu like aches and pains.. They are driving me nuts. Does anyone know what I can do to help alleviate some of the aches??
I went to my local chemist and asked and they didn't know if I could have flu tablets or not!
Thanks :-)

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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Body+Soul seeking photos for breast cancer tribute

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 20 Aug 2014, 10:11AM

Body+Soul, Australia's leading health & wellbeing supplement which runs nationally through News Limited papers every Sunday, is seeking photos of women diagnosed with breast cancer to feature as part of a commemorative cover during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.

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Vote for Meredith today!

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Posted by Laura Crowden in BCNA, on 19 Aug 2014, 10:14AM

The lovely Meredith Gaston’s book "101 Moments of Joy and Inspiration" has been shortlisted for the People’s Choice Award at the Australian Book Design Awards 2014.

As you may know, Meredith is a wonderful supporter of BCNA with her beautiful illustrations across sleepwear and gifts sold in Sussan stores nationally.

The award is actually based on people’s votes, so we want to show our support of Meredith and this inspirational book and start voting!

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We're heading to Adelaide

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Posted by Claudia Innes in BCNA, on 14 Aug 2014, 12:52PM

BCNA is excited to be heading to Adelaide on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 of August!

We will hold three information forums over the two days, each addressing the needs of different groups e.g. early breast cancer treatment and care, young women living with breast cancer and those living an advanced breast cancer diagnosis.

All forums will highlight the medical, physical and emotional aspects of living after/with a breast cancer diagnosis as well as looking at issues faced by women with breast cancer and strategies to help overcome these.

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Upcoming group event

Rickets Point - Get together

South East & Bayside social group


Our next get together is fast approaching.

As we are unable to book we will rely on whoever gets there first to grab a spot.

When:Sat, 06/09/2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Where: Ricketts Point Beachside Cafe, Ricketts Point Beach Rd, Beaumaris, VIC, 3193, Australia

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