|Below are links to a range of Breast Cancer related information.|
Drop in to the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre if you would like further information or have any questions or concerns about the information you have.
|Click here for general support information or treatment related information.|
|In the Australian Cancer Survivorship and Information Centre - A Richard Pratt Legacy, we have a range of DVDs for patients, families and friends. Some are available for loan whilst others can be viewed in the centre. |
The Breast Cancer DVDs that we have available are:
- Breast reconstruction: Is it for me?
- Empowering young women with breast cancer
- My Story: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women sharing their experiences of breast cancer
- When the woman you love has early breast cancer (CD)
|Reliable Website Information|
|Information about your diagnosis and treatment can help you understand your disease and help you make decisions. There is a lot of information about various cancers and treatments available on the internet. Some of this is well researched and provides good information but some of it may not be correct.|
When you read health information from the internet it is always important to ask the following questions. The answers to these questions will help you to decide if the information you are reading is reliable and up-to-date.
- Who wrote the information and what are their qualifications?
- Where did the information come from?
- When was it written?
|Peter Mac does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information provided by these organisations. We encourage you to discuss any information you have found on the listed sites or other sites with your health care team.|
|For information about other reliable cancer websites click this link. This page contains links to websites such as Cancer Council Victoria, Canteen, Carers Victoria, MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) and Palliative Care Victoria as well as many others. On some these sites you can find information about specific cancers and cancer treatment, in particular the MacMillan Cancer Support (UK) site.|
|Recommended Breast Cancer Websites:|
|BreaCan is an information and support service for people affected by breast cancer or a gynaecological cancer, their families and friends. It is a state-wide service available to people throughout Victoria. BreaCan offers a range of services and programs including a library, regular information sessions, a ‘Feel Good’ gentle exercise program, and free reflexology sessions.|
|Breast Cancer Network Australia (Australia)|
|The role of this website is to ‘empower, inform, represent and link together’ Australians personally affected by breast cancer. BCNA work 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.|
|This Australian online community is a social networking site for young people affected by a serious illness, chronic health condition or disability, and their siblings and parents . The site is divided into three communities: Livewire Members, Livewire Siblings and Livewire Parents. You can join the community that best suits your situation. Livewire features safe and secure moderated communities tailored especially for each group where members can chat online, meet other people who understand what they are going through, create a blog about themselves, play games, listen to the latest music, read articles created just for them and post forums to have their say.|
|Lymphoedema Associtation of Victoria (Australia)|
|The Lymphoedema Association of Victoria are a non-profit organisation working towards increased awareness, education, research and support for those with lymphoedema. |
|Cancer Australia (Australia)|
|In July 2011, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and Cancer Australia amalgamated to form a single national agency to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer. They provide comprehensive, easy to read information to help women with breast or ovarian cancers understand their diagnosis, treatment and support options.|
|Boys do cry – Cancer Australia (Australia)|
|This section provides practical information for men whose partners have been diagnosed with breast cancer. It outlines the issues, problems and effects of breast cancer.|
|Think Pink Foundation|
|The Think Pink Foundation is an independent, volunteer based charity whose focus is to raise funds to provide financial and emotional support to breast cancer patients. They fund worthy projects that help provide breast cancer patients with information and counselling such as The Living Centre, a state of the art facility designed to providing emotional, practical and physical support to women and men diagnosed with breast cancer and their families.They also provide funds to patients who are in financial need to help them through their journey with breast cancer. |
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy|
|The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre – A Richard Pratt Legacy is a web-based centre. It is funded by Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, The Pratt Foundation and the Victorian Department of Health. The Australian Cancer Survivorship Centre aims to help improve services and care for cancer survivors in Australia as well as focus on increasing awareness, especially about issues that affect survivors after their treatment ends. The information on this site is divided into four sections Health Professionals, Survivors, Family & Friends and Research. There are links to useful information and reliable websites.|
|Cancer Directory (Australia)|
|This website is managed and maintained by NSW Cancer Council. It aims to make it easier to access credible cancer care resources from around Australia that have been published since 2000. The information covers a range of cancer-related subject areas and target audiences:|
- all common cancer types
- prevention, screening, early detection, treatment, advanced cancer, palliative care
- coping with cancer, including psychological needs such as emotional and practical support, grief loss, communication
- for women, men, children, adolescents, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from other culturally and linguistically diverse communities, people with disabilities and health professionals.