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Counterpart - Women supporting women with cancer

Counterpart - Women supporting women with cancer connects, supports and informs women with breast or a gynaecological cancer to live well. Every woman's experience of cancer is different but talking to another woman who has had cancer can help.

Counterpart (formerly BreaCan) is a service of Women's Health Victoria, and has provided quality support and information to women living with breast or a gynaecological cancer since 2003.

Counterpart's highly trained and professional Peer Support Volunteers have lived experiences of breast or a gynaecological cancer and can provide unique understanding and support. Other services include group sessions, exercise programs and a resource library. Online information resources include webinar recordings on a range of topics and the Counterpart Navigator: an online stepping stone to finding good quality, current information on a range of breast and gynaecological cancer related topics from reputable sources.

All Counterpart services are free and confidential.

Counterpart is supported by the Victorian Government.

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Last reviewed: July 2018

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Fertility preservation 2019 on Vimeo

Learn about the important issues in considering fertility preservation before cancer treatment, methods available and factors that impact on the available choices.Hosted…

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Meaningful ageing on Vimeo

In this session, Assoc. Prof. Rosalie Hudson discusses some realistic and positive possibilities for ageing. Presented at the Counterpart Resource Centre, Melbourne,…

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Support for young people when a parent has cancer on Vimeo

CanTeen provides support for young people aged 12-24 living with cancer in their family. In this session for parents who have cancer, social worker Christina Strouzas…

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Breast Reconstruction 2016 on Vimeo

Plastic surgeon, Dr Kim Taylor, speaks about what women need to consider when deciding on breast reconstruction, the types of reconstructive surgery available, current…

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Exercise During and After Cancer Treatment on Vimeo

Current research shows that exercise after cancer improves survivorship, quality of life and general wellbeing. this presentation aims to educate women on the benefits…

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Long-term side effects on Vimeo

This session explores the practical aspects of managing unexpected long-term side effects, which may arise as a consequence of cancer treatment. These issues may…

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Gynaecological cancer treatments and trials on Vimeo

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