Diagnosis and Treatment
Dealing with a breast cancer diagnosis and preparing for treatment can be a traumatic experience. Patients often feel fearful, anxious and overwhelmed by their diagnosis and the treatment decisions they face. Our registered social workers, registered nurses, art therapist, dietitan and professionally trained volunteers are experienced and have all the information you need about your diagnosis, treatment options and potential side effects.
Our CancerLink hotline (3667 3000) offers immediate emotional support and information to people touched by breast cancer. Overseen and serviced by our social workers and registered nurses, our hotline is a valuable resource for people wanting to ask questions about breast cancer, talk about their experience or learn more about our FREE support services.
Individual or Family Counselling
Our FREE and professional counselling services help individuals and families touched by breast cancer to understand their situation, manage their emotions, discuss difficult topics or simply provide an outlet to release suppressed emotions. More importantly, we try to make their breast cancer journey that bit easier.
Breast Cancer Self-help Groups
We sponsor six breast cancer self-help groups to bring together women who are living with or affected by breast cancer. Peer support is a great way to remind women that they are not alone and can seek support from others who have been through the cancer journey, or who are undergoing treatment. To learn more about these groups, please visit our page Peer Support.
Our registered nurse specialists provide one-on-one consultations to help clients and their families understand more about breast cancer, what to expect, what to ask the doctor, how to prepare and how best to manage symptoms or side effects.