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Back to Breast cancer in women. How women cope with their diagnosis and treatment varies from person to person, but there are several forms of support if you need it. Not all of them work for everybody, but one or more of them should help.
The McGrath Foundation recognises the work of other community organisations and breast cancer services that help women and men with breast cancer and their families as well as those investing in valuable research. The program offers information, resources and a national advisory service to support individuals and health professionals. The Australasian Lymphology Association strives to improve the management of those with, or at risk of developing lymphoedema, and enhance communication between health professionals, educators, relevant authorities and government in regard to oedemas and lymphoedema.
Weigh the benefits of each treatment option against the possible risks and side effects. Most women with breast cancer will have some type of surgery to remove the tumor. Depending on the type of breast cancer and how advanced it is, you might need other types of treatment as well, either before or after surgery, or sometimes both.
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. This section explains the types of treatments that are the standard of care for early-stage and locally advanced breast cancer.
Whether you want to speak to our nursesjoin a support group or connect with volunteers who have faced what you are facing now, we can help you feel more in control. Have you got questions or concerns about breast cancer? Why not come along to one of our free talks, courses or monthly meet-ups?
Open - We are accepting applications for new and renewal patients. If your application for assistance is approved you can begin receiving funding immediately. Breast cancer forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts tubes that carry milk to the nipple and lobules glands that make milk. It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
The Pink Fund is a non-profit breast cancer organization that provides day non-medical cost-of-living expenses to breast cancer patients in active treatment for breast cancer, so they can focus on healing, raising their families, and returning to the workplace. If you or a family member is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and have lost all or a part of income during active treatment, learn more about how The Pink Fund can help. We rely on the generosity of people like you.