Breast cancer services
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The McGrath Foundation recognises the work of other community organisations and breast cancer services that help women and men with breast cancer and their families as well as those investing in valuable research.
Advance Care Planning Australia
Advance Care Planning Australia is a national program that empowers peoples to make the best choices for their life and health care. The program offers information, resources and a national advisory service to support individuals and health professionals.
Australian Lymphology Association
The Australasian Lymphology Association strives to improve the management of those with, or at risk of developing lymphoedema, and enhance communication between health professionals, educators, relevant authorities and government in regard to oedemas and lymphoedema.
Three million Australians are living with anxiety or depression. beyondblue provides information and support to help everyone in Australia achieve their best possible mental health, whatever their age and wherever they live.
Black Dog Institute
The Black Dog Institute aims to improve the lives of people affected by mental illness through the rapid translation of high quality research into improved clinical treatments, increased accessibility to mental health services and delivery of long-term public health solutions.
Breast Cancer Care WA
The Breast Cancer Care WA provides personalised support and care for those affected with breast cancer. The Breast Cancer Care WA aims to improve the quality of life for women living with breast cancer and provides practical, financial and emotional support.
Breast Cancer Trials
Breast Cancer Trials is a group of world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers based in Australia and New Zealand with a commitment to exploring and finding better treatments for people affected by breast cancer through clinical trials research.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
BCNA works to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive the very best support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their individual needs. We support, inform, represent and connect Australians affected by breast cancer.
Cancer Australia aims to reduce the impact of cancer, address disparities and improve outcomes for people affected by cancer by leading and coordinating national, evidence-based interventions across the continuum of care.
Cancer Council Australia
There is a Cancer Council in every state and territory, and they offer a free, confidential information and support service that is available to anyone through the Cancer Council Helpline on 131120.
CanTeen is here to help – we support young people aged 12-25 who have a parent with cancer (as well as young people dealing with their own or a sibling’s cancer). Through CanTeen, young people can access counselling, get youth-friendly information and connect with others their age who are in the same boat.
Dragons Abreast Australia is a national organisation comprised of breast cancer survivors of various ages from a great variety of backgrounds, athletic abilities and interests. Dragons Abreast members spread the message of breast cancer awareness through participation in the sport of dragon boat racing.
Dreams2Live4 makes dreams come true for patients who are living with metastatic cancer (meaning any cancer which has spread). Our dreamers have had the devastating diagnosis of cancer, followed by the gut wrenching news that it has returned. Dreams2Live4 empowers these patients to dream and find purpose again.
External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program
The Australian Government provides a reimbursement of up to $400 for each new or replacement external breast prostheses for women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.
Healthdirect Australia is a national, government-owned, not-for-profit organisation. Who have been helping Australians manage their health and wellbeing for over a decade through a range of different information and advice services.
Lifeline: 13 11 14
Lifeline is a national charity providing all Australians experiencing a personal crisis with access to 24 hour crisis support and suicide prevention services. We’re committed to empowering Australians to be suicide-safe through connection, compassion and hope. Our vision is for an Australia free of suicide. Call 13 11 14.
Look Good...Feel Better
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 them manage the appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy, thereby helping to restore their appearance and self image.
MensLine Australia is the national telephone and online support, information and referral service for men with family and relationship concerns. The service is available from anywhere in Australia and is staffed by professional counsellors, experienced in men’s issues. Call 1300 78 99 78.
Mummy’s Wish supports Australian families with children aged 12 years and under, through the provision of practical, immediate and non-means tested support whilst mum is receiving treatment for cancer. The work that we do allows mums undergoing treatment to cope with their illness and meet the physical and emotional needs of a young family.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
Our mission is simple: stop deaths from breast cancer. How? By identifying, funding and championing world-class research – research that will help us detect tumours earlier, improve treatment outcomes and ultimately – save lives. Since we started in 1994, we’ve invested over $162 million in over 514 breast cancer research projects across the country.
NSW Breast Cancer Institute
The New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute is committed to delivering the best possible information, advice, treatment and care to patients with breast cancer. It is located on Level 1 at Westmead Hospital in Sydney, adjacent to the Westmead Breast Centre.
Pink Hope is a breast and ovarian preventative health hub, working to ensure every individual can assess, manage and reduce their risk of breast and ovarian cancer, while providing personalised support to at-risk women.
The Otis Foundation is committed to providing opportunities for those living with breast cancer to enjoy a relaxing time of sanctuary in a beautiful country environment free of charge.
Quest for Life Foundation
The Quest for Life Foundation provides a range of residential programs and services that encourage, empower and educate people living with cancer and other serious illnesses, or who are suffering from depression, grief, anxiety, stress or trauma and for those who care for them.
YWCA Encore is an exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives. Based around floor and pool exercises and relaxation techniques, it is fun and therapeutic!
Zonta Breast Cushions
Zonta breast cushions provide protection and comfort after breast surgery and are distributed at no cost by Zonta clubs throughout Australia. For information about the cushions and to find the nearest Zonta Club, please visit the Zonta International District 23 website.