We are a clinician-led organisation where patient education and support services are initiated by the very people who treat breast cancer patients every day.
Your donation will help us enhance breast cancer treatment and care, and increase survival rates.
We began in 2000 with a vision to provide high quality care while conducting research that would deliver the most advanced treatments and save lives.
BCRC-WA conducts research into breast cancer treatment and care that underpins the treatment we provide to our patients.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the world. Currently more than 18,000 women and around 150 men are diagnosed with breast cancer each year; the equivalent of an average of 50 people diagnosed each day.
While these figures apply to the annual numbers diagnosed, the number of women and men in our community actually affected by breast cancer increases each and every year. Many of these patients are cured if initially diagnosed with early breast cancer, but some remain at risk of breast cancer recurrence. This means an extraordinary number of people are impacted by breast cancer – both patients and their loved ones.
Fortunately in Australia, most women and men are diagnosed with early breast cancer (>95%) and thus with evidence-based treatment, the vast majority can be treated with the goal of being cured of breast cancer. While a breast cancer diagnosis strikes fear into the hearts of patients and their families, there is so much that can be done to lessen these concerns – with best treatment, best support and best education.
To find out more information about breast cancer, please refer to the following helpful resources.
BCNA is an national organisation for Australians affected by breast cancer.
An independent, evidence-based cancer organisation in Western Australia.
The McGrath Foundation funds more than 120 McGrath Breast Care Nurses across Australia.
Helping women by providing support through early detection, education and support services.