Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Has someone you care about been diagnosed?
Bosom Buddies can help.
When you contact us your enquiry will be forwarded to a volunteer who will contact you directly.
Our volunteers have all experienced breast cancer.
our volunteers can:
- Listen to your concerns and answer questions
- Share their own experiences
- Provide you with information about other support services that are available in our region
- Refer you to a volunteer who may have experienced treatment similar to yours
- Continue to support you throughout your treatment
- Link you to our regular morning teas and after work drinks
- Provide support to your family and friends
what we do for newly diagnosed
Through the following activities we enable newly diagnosed people to build supportive networks that help them in going forward.
Bosom Buddies runs information sessions where you can receive information about the support services and activities that are available across the ACT and surrounding region. These sessions vary from information on exercise, dental care, first aid and nutrition to fertility, genetics, sexuality and reconstruction.
The sessions also provide an opportunity to meet others with similar experiences. Bosom Buddies conducts these sessions throughout the year.
Throughout the year Bosom Buddies holds regular morning teas and after work drinks. These get-togethers provide the perfect environment to meet other members, build networks and catch up with old friends! There is no need to book – just turn up!
Young Women’s Group
The Bosom Buddies Young Women’s Group provides one on one support, social gatherings and Information Sessions targeted to your specific needs; women with breast cancer under the age of 40 require a different type of support.
Through the breast care nurses or your oncologist we provide patients in the ACT and surrounding regions with a blue Bosom Buddies bag or oncology pack which contains various patients’ aids and information.
newly diagnosed and need help navigating the system?
Download our checklist, it’s a good place to start finding breast cancer services and support in the ACT.
Sharing, support, fun and laughter are all important elements of your treatment.
That’s why Bosom Buddies exists.
We offer friendly support at a critical time for patients, their families and friends.