Who’s who in the breast cancer world? (Australia)


    (Australia) National Breast Cancer Foundation

  • National organisation

  • Focus is on research

  • "The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is renowned for funding high quality research and supporting a generation of significant milestones in breast cancer knowledge." (NBCF website)

    (Australia) Breast Cancer Network Australia

  • National organisation

  • Focus is on support and advocacy

  • "Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women 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 website)

  • Among many resources, you can contact BCNA for the useful and informative "My Jouney Kit" or to join an online forum of other breast cancer patients and survivors

    (Australia) National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre

  • National organisation

  • Focus is on providing accurate information

  • "National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) is Australia’s national authority and source of evidence-based information on breast and ovarian cancer. Funded by the Australian Government, NBOCC works in partnership with health professionals, cancer organisations, researchers, governments and those diagnosed to improve outcomes in breast and ovarian cancer."

    (Australia) Kim Walters Choices

  • Local organisation (Queensland)

  • Focus is on peer support. It's for both private AND public  patients.

  • "The aim of Choices is to provide physical and emotional recovery following diagnosis through information, friendship and support. The program is unique within Australia." (Choices website)

  • "Individuals who have been diagnosed with breast cancer or gynaecological cancers can access Choices at any time during their diagnosis, treatment, and even years down the track." (Choices website)

    (Australia) Cancer Council Australia

  • National organisation

  • Focus is on advice and advocacy

  • "CCA advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer."

  • "We also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care."

    (Australia) Cancer Council Queensland

  • State organisation

  • Focus is on support, prevention, and education

  • CCQ's SunSmart shop is located at CCQ's premises (Gregory Terrace, Spring Hill, Brisbane)

  • Look Good...Feel Better is a free community service program dedicated to helping women undergoing treatment for cancer.

  • The purpose of the program is to help manage the appearance related side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, thereby helping to restore their appearance and self image.

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