Important information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and your appointment - read here
The Westmead Breast Cancer Institute (BCI) will be closed from 12 pm, Friday 16th December 2022 and will re-open at 8 am, Monday 9th January 2023. We will respond to your inquiry upon our return. From all the staff at BCI we would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Information For Carers

One of the most important resources on the breast cancer journey is the support network of the person with cancer. This may include friends and family who take on a carer role. If you are the carer or support person for someone going through breast cancer treatment, you may need help in navigating the world of cancer as well as how to care for yourself. Arming yourself with information may help you feel empowered as you take on the breast cancer journey hand in hand with your loved one. Always remember - you are not alone and there are people who want to help.

General Information


NSW Health Information for Carers

This resource provides a range of useful information, advice and contacts to assist carers. This booklet may help your support person/s:
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BCNA - caring for someone with breast cancer: information from the Breast Cancer Network on how to look after yourself, psycho-oncology, information for partners, and support for family members in a carer role. Also includes great information on caring for someone who faces breast cancer with a disability.

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Carer Gateway: Emotional, practical, and financial support for carers. Counselling service 8am-6pm every day.

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Upfront about breast cancer Episode 26:Discussion with host Kellie Curtain and Joel Domigan who's wife has been fighting breast cancer for two years.

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Cancer council NSW: Caring for someone with Cancer book

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The Otis Foundation Breast Cancer Retreats: provides retreat accommodation at no cost to anyone with the challenges of breast cancer in every state of Australia. Each stay provides guests with time out to relax, reconnect, and regroup.

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