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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Women With Cancer

Why are women with cancer a priority?

The types of cancer which most impact on women are breast and gynaecological cancer.

What we do to support women with cancer

In 2003 Women’s Health Victoria, in collaboration with the Victorian Breast Cancer Action Group and regional women’s health services, developed a service model which supported a consumer run breast cancer resource service. This service became BreaCan.

BreaCan was trialed over a three year period and became a recurrent funded service in 2007. BreaCan is a service of Women’s Health Victoria.

BreaCan has expanded its service to meet the information and support needs of women with advanced cancer and women with gynaecological cancer, as well as their families and carers.


Browse our publications and resources relating to cancer.

Content Reviewed: 25 February 2009
Last Updated: 25 February 2009