Speak to others with breast cancer at the click of a mouse
Speaking with other women who have breast cancer can be a great support as you go through diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Now, you can now connect with others who have had breast cancer on the BCAC website – thanks to a joint initiative between BCAC and the Cancer Society of New Zealand.
The breast cancer thread of the Society’s internet forum, CancerChat, can now be accessed on the BCAC site.
BCAC committee member, Gillian Wintrup, says the forum means that no matter where you are in New Zealand, you can connect with other women who have breast cancer.
“Using the CancerChat forum is a really easy way to make contact with others who are going through the same thing as you and that can help you to feel stronger and less isolated as you go through treatment.
“You can also use the forum to ask questions of other women who have been through treatment and they can often provide you with support if you’re going through a difficult time.”
New Zealand Cancer Society nurses also monitor the forum site and can answer more technical or medical questions.
Says Gillian, “It’s great to have the expertise and advice of Cancer Society nurses available on the CancerChat forum. It means you can really trust the information you’re getting and that’s invaluable.”
To use the forum you simply need to register and then log in each time you want to chat. Go to the forum here.