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Breast Cancer Medical Dictionary

When confronted by breast cancer, many women feel overwhelmed by vast amounts of information, and terrified by the burden of having to make critical decisions quickly. The terms used by doctors to describe breast cancer diagnosis and treatment can sound like a foreign language. Breastcancer.org has created an innovative tool to address this problem. This dictionary is a compilation of numerous complex breast cancer terms defined in plain English.

Cancer Institute NSW"Asking Questions is Important" - Question Prompt Lists - Information for Oncology Health Professionals
Cervical cancer vaccineA great site for parents to share with young girls when learning more about HPV vaccination and the need for on-going pap smears.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Learning CentreHealthline provides a very comprehensive overview of COPD as a critical starting point for individuals and/or their loved ones.

Gynaecological Cancer Society

This site has been developed as part of our Information and Education Programme and provides information that caters to the needs of patients, professionals, students, carers and families.

Head & Neck Cancers NT

The Head & Neck Service at The Royal Darwin Hospital consists of the surgical specialties of Maxilliofacial/Head & Neck surgery, Ear/Nose/Throat and general surgery.


Through this site you will find a wide range of up-to-date and quality assessed information on important health topics such as diabetes, cancer, mental health and asthma.

Medical Online Dictionary

Search our online dictionary to find the meaning of medical words.

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre

National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC) is Australia's national authority and information source on breast and ovarian cancer. Funded by the Australian government, NBOCC works in partnership with health professionals, cancer organisations, researchers, governments and those diagnosed to improve outcomes in breast and ovarian cancer.

National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers

The National Centre for Gynaecological Cancers aims to improve outcomes for women affected by gynaecological cancers, their families and carers. Patient resources also available at this site.

Palliative Care Australia

Palliative Care Australia is the peak national organisation representing the interests and aspirations of all who share the ideal of quality care at the end of life for all.
State Cancer CouncilsThe Cancer Council NSW provides quick and easy access to Cancer Council websites across Australia on this page.  Look for the map of Australia on the left side and click on the relevant state to access their homepage.

St Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre

St Vincents Prostate Cancer Centre is the offical website for St Vincents Clinic, Sydney. The Prostate Cancer Centre is committed to alerting men to early detection and avoidance of this condition and getting the best outcome for men already afflicted.

The Australian Lung Foundation

The ALF strives to raise awareness of lung disease, promote health and provide education, advocacy and support services for those impacted by lung disease. 

Well Women's Cancer Screening   

The Well Women's Cancer Screening program has adopted a holistic approach to women's screening which incorporates the cervical and breast screening program into a well women's screening model.

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Amity Community ServicesAmity Community Services is an incorporated non-government community organisation providing a range of services pertaining to behaviours of habit.

BodyFit NT

Darwin's most comprehensive and highly qualified health and fitness company specialising in: Exercise physiololgy/chronic disease mangement, personal training/health & fitness assessments and corporate assessments and management.

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) are the peak national organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer. We work to ensure that Australians diagnosed with breast cancer and their families receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible, no matter who they are or where they live.

Camp Quality

Camp Quality is a non profit organisation that is committed to bringing hope and happiness to every child living with cancer, their families and communities through ongoing quality recreational, educational, hospital and financial support programs.


The Australia Organisation for Young People Living with Cancer, is the national support organisation for young people (aged 12-24) livng with cancer.

Carers Australia

Carers Australia and the network of carers associations in each state and territory's purpose is to imrpove the lives of carers. Together we provide important services like counselling, advice, advocacy, education and training. We also promote the recognition of carers to governments, businesses and the wider public.


Centrelink is an Australian Government Statutory Agency, assisting people to become self-sufficient and supporting those that are in need of help and assistance.

DHF - Palliative Care

The Department of Health and Families Territory Palliative Care is a consultative service providing care for people with a life limiting illness throughout the Northern Territory.
Leukaemia FoundationEstablished in Queensland in 1975, the Leukaemia Foundation is the only national organisation dedicated to the care and cure of patients and families living with leukaemia, lymphomas, myeloma and related blood disorders.
Look Good Feel Better Look Good...Feel Better is a free community service program dedicated to helping women undergoing treatment for cancer.
Lymphoedema Association of Australia The Lymphoedema Association of Australia was founded in 1982 to encourage research into lymphoedema and it's treatment, and to spread information about these among doctors, therapists and patients. This collection contains a summary of information about lymphoedema, its causes and treatment, and related matters, together with essential reference material.
RedKiteRedkite is the new name for The Malcom Sargent Cancer Fund for Children in Australia. Redkite supports children and their families through cancer by providing emotional guidance, financial relief and emotional services.
Relationships AustraliaRelationships Australia is one of Australia's largest community-based, not for profit organisation providing relationship support to people, regardless of age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, or cultural or economic background. We are a national, values-based organisation that has no religious affiliation. 
Somerville Family ServicesSommerville Community Services Inc is a non-government, not for porfit, youth, family and community welfare organisation indigenous to the Northern Territory.
 The Cancer Council NT (Helpline 13 11 20)The Cancer Council NT is a 27 year old non-government, charitable, community based organisation committed to raising funds for the purpose of reducing the impact of cancer. It achieves this by providing information and support for people affected by cancer.
The Prostate Cancer FoundationThe Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia (PCFA) is the national body for prostate cancer in Australia. The PCFA plays a vital role in the fight against prostate cancer and devotes all of it's resources towards reducing the impact of prostate cancer on the community.

Now What?

Now What..? Dealing with your parent's cancer provides, pratical tips, support and advice across a whole rang of areas that impact a young person who has a parent with cancer.
YWCA Encore  YWCA Encore is an exercise program designed specifically for women who have experienced mastectomy, lumpectomy or breast reconstruction surgery at any time in their lives. Based around floor and pool exercises and relaxation techniques, it is safe, fun and therapeutic.

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A Cancer Journey DVD and Flipbook

Designed for patients in the Northern Territory from remote Indigneous communities, to familiarise them with the patient journey and treatments.

Available in English, Kriol, Murrinh-Patha, Yolngu-Matha, Warlpiri and Pitjantjatjatjara.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

This excellent cancer web resource is a 'one-stop info-shop' for people working, studying or interested in addressing cancer among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. It provides a summary of resources available for Indigenous people and quality information about how to prevent and/or minimise the harm associated with cancer among Indigenous peoples. 

'Listen you Women, your breasts are precious!' DVD

Five strong Aboriginal women from Central Australian communities share their stories of diagnosis, treatment, support and recovery from Breast Cancer.
Multilingual Cancer Information

The Cancer Council Victoria reaches and serves many culturally and linguistically diverse communities in Victoria. Here you will find a list of resources available in a range of languages.

The Lung Foundation

This brochure is designed to help you work out questions to ask your doctor about Lung Cancer.  If possible, take a support person with you to your appointments.

Available in English, Arabic, Bangla, Chinese, Dinka, Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.