If you are worried about your risk of developing breast cancer, see your doctor with any concerns. You can also visit our What you can do page to learn how to be breast aware, know the symptoms to look out for and reduce risk through healthy lifestyle choices.
For women with breast cancer
If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, you might feel overwhelmed, scared, anxious or upset – these are all normal feelings. It’s very important to have support from family, friends, health professionals or other services to help you cope with cancer.
- Breast Cancer Network Australia is a national organisation that supports Australians affected by breast cancer. BCNA aims to ensure that Australians affected by breast cancer receive support, information, treatment and care appropriate to their needs. Contact BCNA for help and support for you and your loved ones in dealing with the challenges of breast cancer
- Living with cancer has information about physical, emotional and practical issues during and after diagnosis and treatment
- Cancer Australia’s resource Cancer – how are you travelling? provides information to help you understand the emotional and social impacts of cancer
- The Cancer Council in your state or territory can give you general information about cancer, as well as information on resources and support groups in your local area. Call the Cancer Council Helpline from anywhere in Australia for the cost of a local call on 13 11 20.
- Other cancer support organisations can also help you and your loved ones deal with the challenges of breast cancer.
- You can also visit our What you can do page to learn how to be breast aware, know the symptoms to look out for and reduce risk through healthy lifestyle choices.