Coping with breast cancer can be difficult. If you are also living with a disability, you may face additional challenges. The needs of people with disabilities diagnosed with breast cancer may vary depending on individual circumstances, type of disability, financial situation, support networks, culture and many other factors.
Appropriate information and support can help you to feel more in control and able to participate in decisions about your treatment and care.
BCNA is currently redeveloping its breast cancer resources designed specifically for people with a disability. Apologies for any inconvenience while we update this collection of information.
Serena and Katriona met as nursing colleagues. They're taking on the Gold Coast double to raise funds for BCNA.
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Shananne Fields was diagnosed with breast cancer while pregnant with her second child. She shares her experience navigating the diagnosis.
Nick shares his feelings of disbelief that a man could get breast cancer and wants to spread the word.
Megan shares her experience navigating a breast cancer diagnosis while also profoundly Deaf and legally blind