Useful links

iPhone & Android apps

Counterpart Navigator App
Counterpart's breast and gynaecological cancer Navigators are a stepping stone to finding quality current information on a range of topics. Each Navigator is divided into separate sections to make it easy to find the information you want. The Navigators are reviewed by qualified Australian health professionals and women who have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer.

Other useful sites

Australia

Australian Breast Cancer Forum
Australian online forum where discussions are run by and for people affected by breast cancer.

Australian Cancer Trials
An Australian Government website with information about the latest clinical trials in cancer care, including trials that are currently recruiting new participants.

Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation
The Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation (ACCF) works in Australia and in developing countries to enhance and protect women’s health. ACCF programs help to eliminate cervical cancer through vaccination and screening and also the development of Awareness, Education and Support programs for cervical cancer and its prevention.

Australian Clinical Trials
A joint initiative between the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science providing information and resources about clinical trials.

Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry
The ANZCTR is an online registry of clinical trials being undertaken in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.

Australia New Zealand Gynaecological Oncology Group – clinical trials
Find gynaecological cancer clinical trials currently recruiting participants.

Better Health Channel
Health and medical information for consumers, quality assured by the Victorian Government.

Beyond Blue
Support and information for people affected by anxiety, depression or suicide. You can browse Beyond Blue's catalogue for helpful fact sheets like 'Coping with a serious health event' or 'Anxiety, depression and breast cancer' and 'Chronic physical illness, anxiety and depression'.

Breast Cancer Knowledge Online
An online gateway to breast cancer information has been developed by a group of women with breast cancer in collaboration with a Monash University research team. The resources can assist women to make informed health and lifestyle decisions according to their changing needs.

Breast Cancer Network Australia
T: 1800 500 258
BCNA works to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live. BCNA represent more than 40,000 breast cancer survivors nationally and supply free information resources, including the My Journey online tool and the Hope & Hurdles pack for women with advanced/metastatic breast cancer.

BCNA My Journey online tool
Get up-to-date information and resources reviewed by health professionals and others with similar experiences. The information and resources on My Journey are tailored to your specific diagnosis and where you’re at in your experience.

If a printed book is more suited to your individual needs, you can order printed resources by calling the BCNA Helpline on 1800 500 258.

Breast Cancer Trials
Find breast cancer clinical trials currently recruiting participants.

Cancer Action Victoria
Cancer Action Victoria is a state-based advocacy organisation. It aims to provide a unified, independent voice for all Victorians affected by cancer. It is an umbrella for advocacy and support groups.

Cancer Australia
Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.
As the lead national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities.

Cancer Council NSW
T: 1300 755 632
Cancer Council NSW offers a free, national telephone support group program for women living with metastatic breast cancer, who come together twice a month for one hour, on the phone. It’s a safe place to talk to others going through a similar experience. The group is led by two qualified facilitators. There is also a telephone support group for people living with advanced cancer, which includes women living with advanced gynaecological cancers.

Cancer Council Victoria
T: 13 11 20
The Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) conducts and supports research, as well as delivering statewide support and prevention programs and advocacy to reduce the physical and emotional burden of cancer. Their website provides a range of information and factsheets for people affected by cancer.

Carers Victoria
Carers Victoria is the statewide voice for family carers, representing and providing support to carers in Victoria.

Early menopause: women's experiences
A digital resource from Healthtalk Australia's research team that includes interviews with women who have experienced early menopause and links to a comprehensive range of resources, including a question prompt list that you can use when speaking with your doctor.

Gather My Crew
Gather My Crew is a free online tool to connect people going through tough times with practical help from friends and family. This easy-to-use roster can be used to let loved ones know how and when they can help.

healthdirect
T: 1800 022 222
healthdirect aims to improve access to quality health information, triage and advice for all Australians. The healthdirect website provides trusted online information about a huge range of health issues, including conditions, symptoms, treatments, the health service and more. The healthdirect helpline is staffed by registered nurses who are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to provide advice when you're not sure what to do.

National Breast Cancer Foundation
T: 02 9299 4090
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is the leading community funded organisation in Australia, raising money for research into prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Ovarian Cancer Australia
T: 1300 660 334
Ovarian Cancer Australia (OCA) is the peak representative organisation for ovarian cancer in Australia. They represent the needs of the ovarian cancer community and their programs are focused on promoting awareness, advocacy, support and information.

Palliative Care Victoria
Palliative Care Victoria is the peak body representing palliative care and other relevant health services and health professionals, patients, carers and people with an interest in palliative care. Palliative Care Victoria has 173 members, including 94 organisation members.

SANE Australia
SANE Australia is a national mental health charity supporting people affected by complex mental health issues through support, research and advocacy. They provide a forum for people with a lived experience to share and support each other.

Think Pink Living Centre
The Living Centre supports women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and carers. Staff include breast care nurses and the Centre offers a range of practical and wellness focused programs, including a wig bank for women experiencing financial hardship.

Thursday Girls
The Thursday Girls is a weekly therapy and support group for women of any age, living with advanced/metatastic breast cancer. It is facilitated by two experienced social workers and meets in Box Hill.

WeCan
WeCan is an Australian supportive care website to help people affected by cancer find the information, resources and support services they may need following a diagnosis of cancer.

What to expect – A guide to optimal cancer care
A lot can happen in a hurry when you’re diagnosed with cancer. These guides can help you make sense of what should happen. They will help you with what questions to ask our health professionals to make sure you receive the best care at every step.

Women + money – resources
A list of resources created by WIRE, an information and support service for women in Victoria.

International

American Cancer Society (USA)
The American Cancer Society provide information, including a Cancer A to Z and topics relating to treatment and support.

American Institute for Cancer Research (USA)
AICR fund research and provide people with practical tools and information to help prevent cancer or look after their health following a cancer diagnosis.

Macmillan (UK)
Macmillan provides up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center (USA)
MSKCC is the world’s oldest and largest private cancer centre. Their website includes a range of information resources, including guides to different cancer types.