Cancer Organisations

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This navigator topic lists key international, national and state cancer organisations that provide a variety of information and support services. A number of the organisations listed here, also appear under specific navigator topics.

Last Updated: 14 November, 2023 12:02 pm

The organisations listed below are the major cancer and breast cancer organisations in Australia and internationally. They are the most reliable sources of current, evidence-based and reliable information about cancer generally, and breast cancer specifically. All of these organisations are a good reference point for questions you may want answered about your situation.

Breast Cancer Network Australia (AUS)

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer. BCNA provides information and support for women and men with breast cancer, and their families/supporters, through the My Journey app and website, and a national telephone helpline 1800 500 258. It connects people through events and an online network. Visit

Cancer Council Victoria (AUS)

Cancer Council Victoria (CCV) Is an independent, not-for-profit organisation playing a leading role in reducing the impact of all cancers on all people. The CCV website contains extensive information about cancer generally and in particular about breast cancer. The site also includes a range of support services including access to online support groups and counselling. The links and references within its resources are more likely to have a focus on Victorian services.

Cancer Australia (AUS)

Cancer Australia is the peak Australian Government organisation that works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well-being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care. This website contains information about cancer generally as well as resources about breast cancer specifically. As the lead national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities and contains evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, guides and recommendations designed to assist decision making and guide best practice in the management of cancer.

Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre (AUS)

The ACSC advocates for and assists in the development of services, as well as promoting research, education and discussion within the health system to increase knowledge about cancer survivorship.

Breast Cancer Now (UK)

Breast Cancer Now (formerly Breast Cancer Care UK) is the peak consumer focused UK organisation providing information and emotional and practical support to women diagnosed with breast cancer. Their website contains many booklets on a range of issues related to breast cancer.

Breast (US) is a major US based, non-profit organisation that provides reliable, complete, and up-to-date information about breast cancer. It also has links to discussion boards and online forums you can participate in.