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Information for health professionals

This section of the website is designed to help health professionals quickly find the resources and information needed to support people affected by breast cancer.

Research shows that well-informed patients are less anxious, and better able to be involved in making the best evidence-based treatment decisions for them.

Important note about hard copy resources

Due to the impact of COVID-19 and the unforeseen reduction in fundraising income, BCNA is experiencing increased financial pressure across all of our services right now. We have therefore made a decision to temporarily suspend the distribution of hard copies of My JourneyHope & Hurdles and the DCIS booklets and ask that you instead refer your patients to the My Journey online tool. The tool provides the most up-to-date, tailored information based on your patient’s diagnosis. If your patient does not have internet access, or you need any further support or information about the tool, please call our Helpline on 1800 500 258. Thank you for your understanding and support to work with us during this time so that BCNA can continue to provide these free services to your patients.

Update on metastatic breast cancer counselling service

BCNA has also temporarily suspended our metastatic breast cancer counselling service. However, we are encouraging people who have questions to continue to call the BCNA Helpline to speak with an experienced cancer nurse should they have any concerns.

With COVID-19 restrictions now easing across the country our Helpline hours have now returned back to our normal operating times of 9 am - 5 pm Monday to Friday.

News and updates

Stay in touch

The best way to keep in touch with the latest BCNA resources, news and events is to subscribe to the monthly Network News email newsletter. Network News provides information about BCNA's key resources and services, as well as the latest research and other news relevant to professionals working with people affected by breast cancer. 

Click here to subscribe to Network News. Alternatively, you can call the Helpline on 1800 500 258.

External links

The Cancer Learning website

The Cancer Learning website, developed by Cancer Australia, is an online professional development website designed specifically for health care professionals working in cancer care.

eviQ website

eviQ is an Australian government, online resource of cancer treatment protocols developed by multidisciplinary teams of cancer specialists. With a goal to improve patient outcomes and reduce treatment variation, eviQ provides evidence-based information to support health professionals in the delivery of cancer treatments available at the time treatment decisions are being made.