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Breast Cancer Care WA



Breast Cancer Care WA (formerly Breast Cancer Foundation of WA) has been providing personalised emotional, practical and financial support and care to people affected by breast cancer since 2000. Breast Cancer Care WA relies on the generosity of the WA community in order to provide its range of services at no charge. The organisation is staffed by a team of professional women from various backgrounds, who share a common passion for making a difference in the Western Australian community.

Breast Cancer Care WA was the first of its kind to establish services specific to Indigenous women and their families. In July 2008, BHP Billiton agreed to fund a full-time Indigenous Program Coordinator, allowing Breast Cancer Care WA to offer the same support and care readily available to non-Indigenous women affected by breast cancer. Their full-time program coordinator conducts free breast cancer information workshops throughout WA and works with health organisations in each region to provide emotional, practical and financial support.

Breast Cancer Care WA provides free educational workshops that highlight the importance of breast awareness and early detection. Topics discussed include:

Brochures and promotional material is also distributed along with information about what local services are available and how Breast Cancer Care WA and the Indigenous Program Coordinator can provide support.

Breast Cancer Care WA provides the following support services at no charge:
Practical assistance

Financial assistance

Emotional support

Breast Cancer Care WA abstract


Tania Cavanagh
Indigenous Program Coordinator
Breast Cancer Care WA
1034 Wellington Street
West Perth WA 6005
PO Box 250
West Perth WA 6872
Ph: (08) 9324 3703
Fax: (08) 9485 2593


Last updated: 17 December 2015
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