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Relevant links

Australia-wide resources

State-based resources

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia was established to benefit all Australians who are affected by cancer, and their families and carers. Cancer Australia works to reduce the impact of cancer and improve the well being of those diagnosed by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care

In July 2011, National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and Cancer Australia amalgamated to form a single national agency to provide leadership in cancer control and improve outcomes for Australians affected by cancer.

Cancer Australia has produced a summary of the evidence on implants and breast cancer risk.

Cancer Councils

Cancer Council Australia

The Cancer Council is Australia’s peak national non-government cancer control organisation, working to reduce the impact of cancer on people. Their website provides information about cancer and useful links and contacts for people diagnosed with cancer and other people affected by these diagnoses.

Cancer Council Helpline 13 11 20

Cancer Council NSW

Cancer Council NSW provides an online booklet Understanding breast prostheses and reconstruction.

State/Territory Cancer Councils

Breast Cancer Network Australia

BCNA is Australia’s peak national organisation for people affected by breast cancer. The BCNA works to ensure these people receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible. Their website links people to available information on breast cancer and resources available to those people affected by breast cancer.

BCNA also produces the ‘My Journey Kit’, which provides a wealth of information for women diagnosed with early breast cancer. The kit includes a personal record to help you keep track of your treatment and care.

Free call: 1800 500 258

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The NBCF is the leading community funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. Their website provides details on breast cancer events, initiatives, research and news.

Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS)

The ASPS is a membership organisation representing plastic surgery in Australia. The ASPS aims to maintain the highest standard of surgical practice and ethics in plastic surgery in order to provide the highest quality plastic surgery care to all Australians. Their website features further information on breast reconstruction and a plastic/reconstructive surgeon search engine (by name or geographical location).

Look Good, Feel Better

The Look Good, Feel Better program runs free workshops across Australia dedicated to teaching beauty techniques and managing changes that may happening to you skin, hair and general appearance as a result of breast cancer treatments.

Phone: 1800 650 960

Therapeutic Goods Administration

The Therapeutic Goods Administration provides information on Poly Implant Prothese (PIP) breast implants.

Dragons Abreast

Dragons Abreast assist individuals after breast cancer treatment in making the transition back into a full and active life. Member groups are located in every state and territory of Australia.


BreaCan is a gynaecological and breast cancer information and support service for people affected by these cancers. A range of information, news and support programs are detailed on their website.

Breast Cancer Care WA

The Breast Cancer Foundation of WA is a charity that provides personalised emotional, practical and financial support to people affected by breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Association of Queensland

The Breast Cancer Association of Queensland is a volunteer managed charity organisation dedicated to improving breast cancer services to women living in rural and regional Queensland. Their website provides information on breast cancer services and other useful information resources.

Bosom Buddies

Bosom buddies is an ACT-based volunteer organisation that actively supports individuals living with breast cancer, their families, friends and other supporters. Their website provides details on support contacts and information about living with breast cancer.