Useful Links

iPhone & Android Apps

BreaCan Information Navigator App
BreaCan Navigators are a stepping stone to finding quality current information on a range of breast cancer related topics from a range of reputable sources. The purpose of each Navigator is to guide you to information about a specific topic or decision you may need to consider when diagnosed with breast cancer.

Cancer Organisations

Australia

Australian Breast Cancer Forum
Australian online forum where discussions are run by and for people affected by breast cancer.

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.

Cancer Australia
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 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.

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.

International

Cancer Backup (UK)
Cancer Backup is Europe’s leading cancer information charity, with over 4,500 pages of up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.

National Cancer Institute (USA)
American site that provides information about all types of cancer, including breast and gynaecological cancers, in both patient and professional versions. Updated regularly, it also provides information about clinical trials.