Useful Resources

The following sources will provide teachers and their students with additional information for use in activities or further research.

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Description

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Breast Cancer Care WA Information & Support
Breast Cancer Care WA Emotional, practical and financial support to those affected by breast cancer. www.breastcancer.org.au
Cancer Australia Australia’s national authority and source of evidence-based information on cancer. canceraustralia.gov.au
McGrath Foundation Funding of breast care nurse support to breast cancer patients. www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au
National Breast Cancer Foundation Raising money for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. www.nbcf.org.au
Young Survival Coalition International organization dedicated to the critical issues unique to young women and breast cancer. www.youngsurvival.org
Breast Cancer Network Australia Providing information, treatment, care and support to Australians affected by breast cancer. www.bcna.org.au
For Young People
My Parents Cancer Breast cancer information for young Australians whose parent(s) have cancer. www.myparentscancer.com.au
CanTeen Support services to young people aged 12-24 living with cancer. These people can be cancer patients, siblings or offspring. www.canteen.org.au
Reach Out! Improving the mental health and wellbeing of young people aged 14-25 years by providing them with information, support and skills development. www.reachout.com.au
Kids Help Line Free, 24 hour counseling service for young people aged 5-25 years. Counseling is offered by phone, email and over the web. www.kidshelpline.com.au
RipRap Helping young people cope when a parent(s) has cancer. www.riprap.org.uk
Now What...? Helping young people whose parents or primary carer has  been diagnosed with cancer. www.nowwhat.org.au
General Cancer Resources
Macmillan Cancer Support Information for people affected by cancer. www.macmillan.org.uk
Virtual Cancer Centre Information about various medical conditions. www.myvmc.com
The Cancer Council Australia Minimising the threat of cancer to Australians, through successful prevention, best treatment and support. A Cancer Council branch is located in every State and Territory within Australia. www.cancer.org.au
HealthInsite Up-to-date and reliable information on health and wellbeing.  www.healthinsite.gov.au
 Carers WA Improving the lives of the estimated 250,000 family Carers living in Western Australia.  www.carerswa.asn.au