Researching breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women. One in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

Breast screening when performed regularly, is an excellent way to detect breast cancer in its early stage.

Additionally, 60% of women will be troubled by benign breast changes.

Our Breast Health Centre staff will support and educate you to reduce your anxiety and fear about your breast concerns.

On the internet

There’s a lot of cancer information on the internet, but unfortunately much of it is unregulated. In addition, not all the information is relevant to your specific type of cancer. Some treatments and services might not even apply to Australia.

When researching your diagnosis, make a list of the information you want, and be specific. This will ensure you get the most useful search results – you want quality, evidence-based information. When you do find information, chat about it to your doctors, breast care nurse or other health care professionals, to double-check that the information is relevant to your individual circumstance.

Protect your privacy - make sure you trust a site before disclosing your details online. Better safe than sorry.