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Breast cancer

If you, or someone you know has breast cancer, and you are looking for information about care or treatment, the links below will take you to reliable and evidence-based services and resources.

What to expect

The breast cancer pathway is a guide developed by the Victorian Government and Cancer Council Victoria, to help you know what to expect at every step after a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Diagnosis information

The links below will take you to information about breast cancer and the most recent approaches to treatment. It is important to remember that your doctor will prescribe the best treatment for you as an individual, or the person you care for.

Therefore, the treatment you receive, may be different to that described in some of the links below.

If you have any questions about your treatment, ask your treating team. They will be happy to help explain everything to you.

The Cancer Council Victoria provide an overview of breast cancer, types of breast cancer and how it is commonly treated.

Breast Cancer Network Australia provide information about breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.

The Breast Cancer Common Path video provides people with an opportunity to learn from other who have already experienced a cancer diagnosis.

Support information and services

Many people say that being diagnosed with breast cancer can be stressful and frightening. Knowing how to access services that can support you, if you need them, is important. The links below will take you to a range of sites that provide information to support people affected by breast cancer.

The Breast Cancer Network Australia’s Helpline includes experienced cancer nurses that can talk to you about concerns you may be experiencing and refer you to supports available to assist you.

Breast Cancer Network Australia offers services to help to rethink your lifestyle and what is most important to you including aspects of your health and wellbeing.

The McGrath Foundation’s Breast Care Nurses can help by providing support to you and your family, they are available for free.

The Think Pink, Living Centre is a Melbourne based facility dedicated to providing emotional, practical and physical support to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer, their families and carers free of charge.

Counterpart connects, supports and informs women with breast cancer to live well.

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The Signpost provides people with metastatic breast cancer with links to useful, accessible and reliable information and support services in Australia.

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