As you may have seen, there has been significant media interest lately in to out-of-pocket expenses incurred via the private health system.
Have you incurred significant out of pocket costs after your breast cancer diagnosis and treatment? Please share your story below.
For those based in the Greater Sydney area, we have been approached by Channel 9 News in Sydney who are looking for a local women with significant out of pocket costs (i.e. tens of thousands of dollars) due to private breast cancer surgery and treatment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rebecca Madden, Channel 7 reporter and presenter will be standing on the MCG on Saturday 10th May to show her support for all Australians affected by breast cancer.
- To be part of this powerful event visit BCNA's official Field of Women website.
I am pleased to let you know that the breast cancer drug Afinitor (everolimus) will be added to the PBS on 1 June this year.
Afinitor is a drug for women with hormone-receptor positive, HER2-negative secondary breast cancer. It is used with Aromasin (exemestane) when the breast cancer has stopped responding to hormone therapy alone.
With Field of Women only 10 sleeps away - BCNA CEO Maxine Morand and her good friend Patricia Canteri have shared their story of friendship, breast cancer and the Field of Women with the Herald Sun. Visit The Herald Sun website to read the full article.
Queen of Pink Bun here and I’m thrilled to announce that Pink Bun 2014 has begun!
This year marks the 14th anniversary of the BCNA Bakers Delight partnership, and what better way to celebrate than with a record breaking target of $1.5 million!
The annual fundraising campaign will see all 600+ bakeries take part, with 100% of the sale of Pink Finger Buns going directly to BCNA from 24 April – 14 May 2014.