Whether you’re going through your own breast cancer journey, supporting a loved one, or trying to find the right words to comfort a friend, the good news is there are a range of trusted and reliable resources available to you.
The following is a list of online resources that provide both information and access to emotional support.
The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is Australia's national agency for health and welfare statistics and information. Find out more about the prevalence of breast cancer.
When someone you love has breast cancer, it affects you too. Pretending it will be okay is not the answer. And as much as you want to fix it you can’t, but you can do something to make it better. Find practical advice and support or call 1800 624 973.
The Breast Cancer Institute of Australia conducts national fundraising activities to support the Australian New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZ BCTG). The ANZ BCTG conducts Australia's only national collaborative clinical trials research program for the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Read more information.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the informed national voice of Australians personally affected by breast cancer. It seeks to empower them and improve their care by advocacy, the provision of information and targeted support, for the benefit of the whole community. Read their latest news.
Breast Screen Australia offers a national mammographic screening program. It provides FREE screening mammograms for women aged 50-69, with the aim of reducing deaths from breast cancer in this age group. Read more information.
Dragons Abreast is a group of breast cancer survivors from variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests. Through the Breast Cancer Network Australia, Dragons Abreast provides a ‘face’ for the breast cancer statistics whilst spreading the message of breast cancer awareness through participation in the wonderful and strenuous sport of dragon boat racing. Read more information.
The Medical Journal of Australia is Australia's leading peer-reviewed medical journal, presenting the latest Australian clinical research, evidence-based reviews and debate and discussion of all the issues that matter in Australian medicine and healthcare. Read more information.
The Queensland Health Multicultural Health information service is a service that offers translated information about a wide range of health topics in more than 60 languages, as well as links to other multicultural health websites in Australia. Read more information.
If your mum or dad has cancer, getting the right information about their cancer may help you process the news and understand what’s likely to happen to them. This resource aims to help families communicate about cancer by giving teenagers information and advice. Read more information.
The National Breast Cancer Foundation aims to ensure better health outcomes for women by funding research that covers every aspect of breast cancer. Read more information.