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The Beacon

The Beacon is our free quarterly e-magazine for women and men with breast cancer and their families and friends.

It features up-to-date information about breast cancer, events, programs and issues of importance to those diagnosed with breast cancer. Each issue also features personal stories.

Subscribe today to The Beacon online using our subscription form. You can read it from your favourite device wherever you are.

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

  • Issue 81, Summer 2017 - Giving back | Download 
  • Issue 80, Spring 2017 - Breast cancer at any age | Download 
  • Issue 79, Winter 2017 - Your voice matters | Download 
  • Issue 78, Autumn 2017 - Unsung heroes | Download 

2016

  • Issue 77, Summer 2016 - Body matters | Download 
  • Issue 76, Spring 2016 - Communities | Download 
  • Issue 75, Winter 2016 - Breast cancer and creativity | Download 
  • Issue 74, Autumn 2016 - Working after a diagnosis | Download 

2015

  • Issue 73, Summer 2015 - Living well after breast cancer | Download 
  • Issue 72, Spring 2015 - I never thought I would | Download 
  • Issue 71, Winter 2015 - How far we've come | Download 
  • Issue 70, Autumn 2015 - Sharing the journey | Download 

2014

  • Issue 69, Summer 2014 - Getting off the couch | Download
  • Issue 68, Spring 2014 - What’s on your mind? | Download
  • Issue 67, Winter 2014 - When treatment is not the only obstacle | Download
  • Issue 66, Autumn 2014 - Practical matters | Download

2013

  • Issue 65, Summer 2013 - Rural and remote issues | Download
  • Issue 64, Spring 2013 - Creating change | Download
  • Issue 63, Winter 2013 - Body matters | Download
  • Issue 62, Autumn 2013 - Strength to Strength | Download

2012

  • Issue 61, Summer 2012 - Keeping active | Download
  • Issue 60, Spring 2012 - Unsung Heroes | Download
  • Issue 59, Winter 2012 - Communication | Download
  • Issue 58, Autumn 2012 - The new you | Download

2011

  • Issue 57, Summer 2011 - The joy of giving back | Download
  • Issue 56, Spring 2011 - The dollars and sense of breast cancer | Download
  • Issue 55, Winter 2011 - Striving for a sense of well-being | Download
  • Issue 54, Autumn 2011 - You are as old as you feel | Download

2010

  • Issue 53, Summer 2010 - Reconstruction: no right or wrong way | Download
  • Issue 52, Spring 2010 - The value of a community | Download
  • Issue 51, Winter 2010 - Issues for rural women | Download
  • Issue 50, Autumn 2010 - The power of the personal story, sexuality after breast cancer | Download

2009 

  • Issue 49, Summer 2009 - Living well after a breast cancer diagnosis | Download
  • Issue 48, Spring 2009 - Creativity and breast cancer | Download
  • Issue 47, Winter 2009 - No woman should be an island | Download
  • Issue 46, Autumn 2009 - I never thought I would | Download

2008

  • Issue 45, Summer 2008 - Life after treatment | Download
  • Issue 44, Spring 2008 - Sharing the journey | Download
  • Issue 43, Winter 2008 - What works for you? Women and work | Download
  • Issue 42, Autumn 2008 - Deconstructing reconstruction | Download

2007

  • Issue 41, Summer 2007 - Our focus on young women | Download
  • Issue 40, Spring 2007 - Field of Women LIVE! Up there Pink Lady!  | Download
  • Issue 39, Winter 2007 - Register now for Field of Women LIVE! | Download
  • Issue 38, Autumn 2007 - Field of Women LIVE | Download

2006

  • Issue 37, Summer 2006 - As if a drought isn't enough | Download
  • Issue 36, Spring 2006 - Drug funded from 1 October | Download
  • Issue 35, Winter 2006 - Acknowledging those who helped us through | Download
  • Issue 34, Autumn 2006 - Striving for gold standard care for everyone | Download

2005

  • Issue 33, Summer 2005 - Let's celebrate our achievements | Download
  • Issue 32, Spring 2005 - Time to tackle the treatment dilemma | Download
  • Issue 31, Winter 2005 - We did it! | Download
  • Issue 30, Autumn 2005 - 11,500 pink ladies live on the MCG - can we do it? | Download

2004

  • Issue 29, Summer 2004 - Field of Women to go live in 2005 | Download
  • Issue 28, Spring 2004 - National Conference | Download
  • Issue 27, Winter 2004 -  My Journey Kit launch | Download
  • Issue 26, Summer 2004 - Pregnancy after breast cancer | Download

2003

  • Issue 25, Summer 2003 - The power of personal stories | Download
  • Issue 24, Spring 2003 - Celebrating the courage of long term survivors | Download
  • Issue 23, Winter 2003 - On the hunt for long-term breast cancer survivors| Download
  • Issue 22, Autumn 2003 - Helping our friends and colleagues to help us | Download

2002

  • Issue 21, Summer 2002 - In the pink in Sydney | Download
  • Issue 20, Spring 2002 - Women experiencing problems with prothesis | Download
  • Issue 19, Winter 2002 - Network's first National Summit | Download
  • Issue 18, Autumn 2002 - Community Grants Program | Download

2001

  • Issue 17, Summer 2001 - Treatment for women with advanced breast cancer | Download
  • Issue 16, Spring 2001 - Hormones and breast cancer | Download
  • Issue 15, Winter 2001 - Learning more about a family's breast cancer risk | Download
  • Issue 14, Autumn 2001 - A brighter future for young women | Download

2000

  • Issue 13, Summer 2000 - Field of Women goes west | Download
  • Issue 12, Spring 2000 - What is the real chance of a cure for breast cancer? | Download
  • Issue 11, Winter 2000 - The need for clinical trials | Download
  • Issue 10, Autumn 2000 - Treatment decisions | Download

1999

  • Issue 9, Summer 1999 - Field of Women invades the MCG | Download
  • Issue 8, Spring 1999 - Reconstruction | Download
  • Issue 7, Winter 1999 - How do families cope with a breast cancer diagnosis| Download
  • Issue 6, Autumn 1999 - Women press for access to breast care nurses | Download

1998

  • Issue 5, Summer 1998 - Giving life to a Field of Women | Download
  • Issue 4, Spring 1998 - Support | Download
  • Issue 3, Winter 1998 - Young Women | Download
  • Issue 2, Autumn 1998 - Our dream becomes reality: A national conference | Download

1997

  • Issue 1, Summer 1997 - The Beacon launched: A focus on rural women | Download