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Who we are

In between when you woke up this morning and when you go to sleep tonight, 55 Australians will be told they have breast cancer. The same will happen tomorrow, and the next day too, making breast cancer the most common cancer affecting Australian women.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is Australia’s leading breast cancer consumer organisation. We have worked tirelessly to ensure that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.

BCNA was born out of a small group of determined women who wanted to make the breast cancer journey better. When Lyn Swinburne founded BCNA her vision was for no one to feel alone through their experience of breast cancer. In 2021, that vision still remains our priority.

We have built a strong and resilient network that brings together over 150,000 individuals. Our role is to advocate for, connect, support and inform those affected by breast cancer. We work with the broader network to influence and create a stronger healthcare system.

At the heart of our network are those at risk, those diagnosed and their supporters.

BCNA’s Strategic Plan outlines our focus

Represented by the Pink Lady silhouette – symbolic of BCNA’s focus on the people affected by breast cancer and all those around them, not the disease.