Useful Links

National Organisations

BCNA – Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible.

The My Journey Kit is a comprehensive free kit for those diagnosed with breast cancer in the last 12 months. It includes useful information and a diary in which you can assemble all your medical records and expenses. Also available, information for men with breast cancer.

National Breast Cancer Foundation
The National Breast Cancer Foundation is the leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer.

The NBCF research programs have built a reputation of prestige and excellence through their rigorous peer-review processes that consider the projects quality, feasibility and relevance to breast cancer.

Cancer Australia
In 2011 the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) and Cancer Australia amalgamated to form a single national cancer control agency. Cancer Australia is a national government agency working to reduce the impact of cancer on all Australians. 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. Cancer Australia has just released the following report – Report to the Nation: Breast Cancer 2012 (PDF).

Using this Internet gateway, you can access a wide range of up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing, including cancer, arthritis, mental health, and much more.

Truce is a program designed to provide support to young caregivers between the ages of 14 – 22.

Otis Foundation
The OTIS Foundation provides retreat accommodation at no cost to anyone dealing with the challenges of breast cancer. We currently provide properties in Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia, Queensland, Western Australia and Northern Territory.

Each stay provides our guest with time out to relax, reconnect and regroup. Friends, family and partners are also welcome.  See their latest newsletter here.

ACT Organisations

BreastScreen ACT
BreastScreen ACT is part of a national population breast screening program that is aimed at increasing early breast cancer detection and thereby increasing survival rates.

Look Good, Feel Better
A recommended and fun two-hour program to help us look our best while we go through our treatments and our journey. Free of charge to women undergoing chemotherapy or radiology, the program is sponsored by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association of Australia.

The trained volunteer team helps to sell a large variety of hats, wigs, turbans, berets, beanies, scarves and accessories to cater for all personalities. In a private environment, the team assists ladies to style the headwear into a variety of ways as well as tying headscarves.

Since our humble origins in a shared office, HeadsUp@Bruce has grown at such a rate that we now have our own attractive retail space and a new trading name: HeadsUp Kippax. Our new shop is located in the Canberra shopping precinct of Kippax (Shop 2, 12-16 Hardwick Crescent, Kippax ACT 2615) – just off Flack Street near the Caltex service station.

Hours of service – Tuesday to Friday 10am – 4pm. Or by request by phoning 6254 4403.

ACT Cancer Council
Working in the Canberra region to reduce the impacts of cancer. It has an extensive library on all forms of cancer.

Websites has an article title “Interesting Breast Cancer Facts”, which provides information you may not know regarding breast cancer. provides information about asbestos exposure and breast cancer.