About Breast Cancer Doesn’t Discriminate

Breast cancer affects so many people. Although overwhelmingly affecting women diagnosed at an average age of 58, breast cancer also affects men and younger women too. Breast cancer doesn’t care if you are fit and healthy, living with a disability or your cultural background. Breast cancer doesn’t discriminate.

This year 16,000 Australians will be diagnosed with breast cancer, meaning 1 in 16 of us will be affected. This October, we are sharing your stories to remind everyone that every breast cancer story is different #notjust1in8

Please take a look at our Facebook page, and share the stories below, or your own story with the hashtag #notjust1in8

Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network AustraliaJanuary 19, 2018 at 3:31pm
For years we have heard from our members about the out-of-pocket costs they incur during and following breast cancer – we know these costs are a great source of stress and can result in financial strain for women, men and their families. We now have an opportunity to raise our concerns through the newly appointed bill shock government committee. We are joining with Consumers Health Forum of Australia to ensure the committee understands how bill shock affects thousands of Australians year after year. Help us make a difference by completing the survey below! You can also share your story about out of pocket costs by sending it via private message or emailing policy@bcna.org.au. These stories will help us illustrate the extent of the problem and shape solutions to this health policy dilemma. Take the survey at https://chf.org.au/out-pocket-pain
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network AustraliaJanuary 17, 2018 at 8:07pm
Hearing that your breast cancer has spread can be devastating & can bring enormous emotional, practical and medical challenges. Everyone’s experience of metastatic breast cancer is different, which is why BCNA’s Hope & Hurdles resource provides detailed and tailored information to help you make informed decisions about your individual treatment, care and wellbeing to help you focus on living well. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer visit www.bcna.org.au or call our Helpline on 1800 500 258 to order this free resource
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network AustraliaJanuary 11, 2018 at 7:58pm
After breast cancer some women experience physical changes such as weight gain, hot flushes and fatigue. Others experience emotional changes like loss of confidence or depression. These affect how we see ourselves and can impact sexual wellbeing, which in turn can impact on our relationships. BCNA’s online network is an online community where people with breast cancer talk openly about the issues that are affecting them, including sexual wellbeing. If you’d like to connect with others, share your own experience and learn about how others are coping with the issues they’re facing join the BCNA online network at www.bcna.org.au