Coronavirus (COVID-19) special update

Uncertainty around Coronavirus continues to raise questions and concerns for people living with breast cancer, highlighting a need for up-to-date, clear and readily accessible information.

Over the six weeks, BCNA has been working hard to ensure that our members have been kept up-to-date with the latest information through regular updates on BCNA’s My Journey online tool, podcasts and by increasing the hours of the BCNA Helpline.

My Journey online tool –

BCNA’s My Journey online tool is a free information resource for Australians affected by breast cancer. The tool exists to provide the information and support you need, when you need it. Information is being updated regularly as the situation around coronavirus changes.

To ensure that the information is accurate for your individual diagnosis, we have updated the information in the tool to reflect the situation for those with DCIS, early breast cancer and metastatic breast cancer diagnoses.

We encourage health professionals and those diagnosed with breast cancer to sign up to the My Journey online tool as it continues to remain our most reliable source of information in this unpredictable situation. It can also provide answers people may have around their breast cancer diagnosis, including information on treatment, care and wellbeing.

Helpline – 1800 500 258

Our Helpline is open and offering support on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice. To speak with an experienced cancer nurse call 1800 500 258. Please check the website for up-to-date opening hours.

Podcasts – Upfront About Breast Cancer series

During this time, we are also releasing special episodes of our podcast Upfront about breast cancer series in response to the enquiries we are receiving from our members. These episodes are proudly empowered by Red Energy, who have partnered with BCNA to provide empowering information and support to help get our community through COVID-19.

We will continue to break down the information about Coronavirus for our members living with breast cancer to ensure you have the most reliable and accurate information to make important decisions about your health.

Issue 86
Autumn 2020