The Beacon June FY22


B CNA recently launched new In faced and advice they have for others. Shananne and Kate feature in the Under 40 and experiencing breast cancer episode. Kate was Conversation podcast episodes, in which two people have a candid conversation about their breast cancer journey, the challenges they

diagnosed with triple negative early breast cancer when she was 26 years old and 28 weeks pregnant. Shananne was diagnosed with hormone receptor positive early breast cancer in 2018 when she was 37 years old and pregnant with her third child. They wrote to each other after recording the podcast episode to share how the conversation helped them, and how it may help others.

Hi Shan! It’s so lovely that you have reached out to me after our discussion on the podcast episode. Even though the circumstances of us meeting were not ideal, it was great to connect with someone who has been through a similar experience to myself. Our conversation helped

To Kate, It was so lovely to chat and hear about your breast cancer journey. Trying to heal yourself mentally and physically alongside becoming a new mother has so many unique challenges and your resilience and strength shine through when you share your experience.



me feel comfortable discussing life after a breast cancer diagnosis, especially our discussion around ‘sticking up for yourself’ and pushing for another opinion when things just don’t feel quite right. Being diagnosed with breast cancer is an awful time in anyone’s life, so knowing there are others out there who are willing to share their experience and tips on life after a breast cancer diagnosis is comforting. I thought I’d hate hearing my voice on the podcast (doesn’t everyone?) but as soon as we started recording, I felt that our conversation was so important for other people who are navigating a cancer diagnosis to hear and I do hope that we have encouraged many others to reach out for support – whether that be professional support or simply chatting with a friend about what they are going through. Speak soon, Kate

I love that you have found yoga to help support your mind, body and spirit. After our conversation I did an online class and really found it a great way to feel calm and centred again. Thank you for sharing, as it was something I had not done before. Hearing your experience encouraged and reminded me to always believe in myself, trust my instincts and learn to advocate for myself. I hope as you continue your healing you keep on sharing your journey with others. You are such a strong, inspiring mother, and your story will help others as they navigate a breast cancer diagnosis. Kindest, Shan

For more information or to listen to Upfront about Breast Cancer In Conversation episodes, visit the BCNA website . For more information and resources for young women and breast cancer, visit My Journey .


Issue 91 | June 2022

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