BCNA produces a range of free booklets and fact sheets for those with breast cancer, and their families. These are listed below.
Maintaining a healthy diet can be difficult at the best of times, but it can be especially challenging if you are having treatment for breast cancer and not feeling well. Developed in consultation with dieticians and other health professionals, this booklet is designed to help you maintain a healthy diet, both during and after treatment. It includes information on the types of foods you should include in your diet, tips to help you eat well when you're not feeling well, and a food diary to help you keep track of what you are eating.
Our Healthy eating and breast cancer booklet has also been translated into Traditional Chinese.
Hormone receptor (HR) positive metastatic breast cancer have what are called oestrogen (ER) and/or progesterone (PR) receptors on the surface of the cells. Hormones, particularly oestrogen, can encourage the growth of metastatic breast cancer that tests positive for hormone receptors.
In most cases, treatment for HR positive metastatic breast cancer will start with hormone-blocking therapy, given in the form of oral tablets. The aim of hormone-blocking therapies is to block the effect of oestrogen on breast cancer cells.
Bill’s mum is going back to work, but Bill is worried about her breast cancer coming back. The Medikidz come to the rescue to help Bill better understand his mum’s condition by taking him on an adventure through Mediland.
Bill’s mum is just one of millions of people who are living with medical conditions that they find hard to explain to children. The MEDIKIDZ explain breast cancer comic helps both children and parents understand a difficult topic in an engaging way. The comic content has been reviewed by breast cancer specialists.To receive a printed copy of this comic, please contact BCNA's Helpline on on 1800 500 258 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm AEST Monday to Friday.
Understanding metastatic breast cancer is a comic for children aged 8-12 years of age. In it, the Medikidz superhero characters take two children on an adventure through the human body to learn about what happens after a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis.
The Medikidz comic ‘Metastatic breast cancer’ (2018) can be viewed as a video.To receive a printed copy of this comic, please contact BCNA's Helpline on on 1800 500 258 between 9.00 am and 5.00 pm AEST Monday to Friday.
Easy English combines text and images to convey information clearly. Easy English resources are suitable for those who may have reading difficulties.
Serena and Katriona met as nursing colleagues. They're taking on the Gold Coast double to raise funds for BCNA.
Georgina was diagnosed with early breast cancer in 2021, she talks about some of the unexpected challenges she has faced in this story
Jenny was diagnosed with invasive ductal carcinoma. She talks about how she faced telling her family and what BCNA resources helped her.
Renee was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer whilst 12 weeks pregnant, with a young family
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