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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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Sleeping soundly 2019 on Vimeo

Many people with cancer experience sleep problems. Learn more about sleep and how to improve it. Hosted by Kellie Holland and presented by Justine Diggens, Clinical

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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 forms & wigs - Counterpart

Counterparthas a display cabinet containing a wide variety of breast forms (prostheses), bras and accessories

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Naturopathy on Vimeo

We apologise for the problem with the slides at the start of the webinar. This is corrected at around 7 minutes, 17 seconds. Naturopathy is a safe and holistic

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About placental cancer - Counterpart

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Chemobrain 2017 on Vimeo

Adrian Schembri, Director, Clinical Science at Cogstate, discusses symptoms that you might experience, possible causes and ways you can monitor and manage your symtoms,

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Obesity and breast cancer: what are the links? on Vimeo

Kristy Brown, Head of the Metabolism and Cancer Laboratory at Hudson Institute of Medical Research, speaks on the evidence linking obesity and breast cancer, and

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Resource Centre - Counterpart

The Counterpart Resource Centre offers women a safe place to access information, participate in programs and share their stories with other women

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Ovarian Cancer - When Cancer Won't Go Away - Questions For Your Team | Counterpart

Ovarian Cancer - When Cancer Won't Go Away - Questions for Your Team | Counterpart

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Family & friends - Counterpart

When someone you love or care for is diagnosed with breast or a gynaecological cancer, it can be a very difficult and unsettling time

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