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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
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 New Zealand Clinical Trials Registry
The ANZCTR is an online registry of clinical trials being
undertaken in Australia, New Zealand and elsewhere.
Better Health Channel
Health and medical information for consumers, quality assured by the Victorian Government.
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 Kit, which is a comprehensive information resource for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer and the Hope & Hurdles Pack for women with secondary breast cancer. The My Journey Kit and Hope & Hurdles Pack are available free from BCNA, you can order them online or call them directly.
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.
T: 02 9357 9400
Cancer Australia, incorporating the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre, provides comprehensive and easy-to-read information to help women with breast or ovarian cancer understand their diagnosis, treatment and support options. Cancer Australia is a statutory agency which sits within the Federal Department of Health and Ageing.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Women + money – resources
A list of resources created by WIRE, an information and support service for women in Victoria.
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 provides up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.
American Cancer Society (USA)
The American Cancer Society provide information, including a Cancer A to Z and topics relating to treatment and support.