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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.

How Counterpart 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.


If you have experienced breast or a gynaecological cancer, you are welcome to access Counterpart’s services free of charge.

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Last reviewed: November 2021

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