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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 a gynaecological or breast 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 an Early Breast Cancer Information Navigator: an online stepping stone to finding good quality, current information on a range of breast 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: February 2018

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Questions for your team - Counterpart

You’re likely to have a lot of questions. If you’re unsure of anything regarding your cancer or treatment, always ask your treating team. Your team will understand your specific diagnosis better than your family and friends or anyone on the internet, so you can be sure you’ll be getting the right information.

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If cancer won't go away - Counterpart

Sometimes cancer doesn’t go away after treatment, or it comes back later in a the same area or in a different part of the body.

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Just diagnosed - Counterpart

If you’ve just been diagnosed, you are likely to be feeling shocked and overwhelmed with information and many decisions to be made.

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After treatment - Counterpart

Some people will expect you to be totally back to normal after your treatment has finished, but you have been through a life-changing experience. You may take time to find your ’new normal’.

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Useful Links - Counterpart

BreaCan Information Navigator App BreaCan Navigators are a stepping stone to finding quality current information on a range of breast cancer related topics from a range of reputable sources

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Exercise Program - Counterpart

Counterpart has two exercise program options, Stepping Into Wellness and the Feel Good Gentle Exercise Program

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In Your Area - Counterpart

Counterpart is a state-wide service and available to women across Victoria. We aim to make our services as accessible as possible to women in their own homes and communities

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