October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is an important time to come together and recognise the impact that breast cancer has on our families, friends, work colleagues and communities.

This October, BCNA will recognise the experiences of men diagnosed with breast cancer as we launch Australia’s first Male Breast Cancer Awareness Day on 20 October. This will be an opportunity for men affected by breast cancer and those around them to share their stories and experiences and raise awareness that men get breast cancer too. This day will coincide with male breast cancer awareness days recognised in some states in the USA.

We will continue to acknowledge the experiences of women and men affected by metastatic breast cancer, with international Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day taking place on 13 October. This day is an important way of raising awareness of the particular needs and challenges experienced by people with metastatic breast cancer.

No matter where you are in your breast cancer journey, the month of October is a reminder that you are not alone and that there is a strong community of support behind you.

Issue 80
Spring 2017