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Active Treatment

There are many types of treatments that are the standard of care for early-stage and locally advanced breast cancer. An individualised treatment plan is created by your cancer care team and active treatment can involve a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, systemic treatment and supportive care.

General Information

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Cancer information in many languages

Cancer Institute NSW has information about cancer in Arabic, Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Greek, Italian, Korean, Spanish and Vietnamese:
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Breast Cancer Network Australia My Journey symptom tracker

The symptom tracker has been designed to support users in recording the physical and emotional symptoms of their breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Find out more here:
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List of credible breast cancer websites

This Breast Cancer Network Australia fact sheet provides a list of credible breast cancer website with trustworthy, science-based information.
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Living with breast cancer

National Breast Cancer Foundation provides links to information that may help you cope with cancer after diagnosis, during treatment and after treatment has finished:
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Helpful resources

Breast Cancer Network Australia offers a variety of booklets, fact sheets and a care kits. See this link for details: 
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Breast Cancer Network Australia My Journey tool

This online and app-based tool helps guide you through all stages of your breast cancer needs and is tailored to your specific needs depending on your diagnosis. It has videos, webcasts, podcasts and constantly updates with the most recent scientific information and clinical trials:
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Myths about breast cancer

You will hear a lot of information from people, websites and other sources during your breast cancer journey, but not all information is true. This Breast Cancer Network Australia explains common myths, like wireless bras and scientific evidence about deodorants, so that you can make decisions with confidence:
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Fertility

Fertility is a common concern, especially among young women diagnosed with breast cancer. This fact sheet provides information that may help:
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Complementary therapies

Breast Cancer Network Australia suggests a variety of complementary medicines and therapies. Read more here:
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Living with breast cancer

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Exercise – why is it important?

Treating exercise as a prescribed medication has been found to benefit physical and mental health. Read more here:
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Physical appearance support in your area

Breast Cancer Network Australia provides an overview of different services in your area, including mastectomy bras and swimwear, wigs, headwear and hairdressing, tattoo options, and skin care. Click here to see what’s available in your area:
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COVID19 and breast cancer

Do you have questions about COVID19 and your breast cancer treatment or follow-up appointments? Please read this Breast Cancer Network Australia article that answers frequently asked questions:
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COVID19 – Managing fear and distress

The COVID19 pandemic has been a stressful time, especially for those with cancer. Breast Cancer Network Australia provides ways we can manage and lower our stress:
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Online breast cancer network

Are you interested in connecting with people who understand what you’re going through? This 24/7 online network may be right for you. The Breast Cancer Network Australia has a free online network where people across the breast cancer journey discuss challenges of breast cancer experiences, share tips for healthy living and celebrate milestones like birthdays and clear test results. Click here for more information:
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