BreaCan is a unique information and support service for Victorian women living with breast cancer, uterine, ovarian, cervical, vulval, vaginal and other types of gynaecological cancer. We provide a range of information and support services through our city based Resource Centre, digital and outreach projects. We support women with cancer to live well, along with their family and friends.
We offer women living with cancer a holistic, women-centred, community based service that works in tandem with their medical treatment and existing support systems. We are statewide, confidential and free.
- Acknowledge Difference – We recognise that every person’s experience of breast or gynaecological cancer is different and must be seen in the broader context of their lives.
- No Advice – We will share experiences, we will not give advice.
- Welcoming Environment – We will provide a welcoming, accessible and safe environment.
- Encourage Participation – We will actively encourage people to participate in the development and operation of BreaCan.
- Empower People – We are committed to enhancing people’s skills and capacity to make their own informed choices.
- Respect Privacy – We respect the privacy of people using the Resource Centre.
- Non-Judgemental – We will provide information and support in a non-judgemental way.
- High Standards – We maintain high standards in all aspects of the Resource Centre and regularly evaluate the service’s relevance to consumers, its sustainability, and effectiveness.
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We are a service of Women’s Health Victoria (WHV) a not-for-profit, statewide women’s health promotion, information and advocacy service. WHV works with health professionals and policy-makers to influence and inform health policy and to improve service delivery for women.
We acknowledge the support of the State Government and more specifically the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services.