Alternative Medicine - About Herbs
A website from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre (MSKCC) in the US which provides reliable information about a multitude of herbs, botanicals and other products - their use, mechanism of action and potential interactions.
Alternative medicine - Quackwatch
There is really no such thing as "Alternative Medicine". There are simply things that work, things that don't, and things that await proper testing. Many well-meaning friends and relatives will have favourite remedies and cancer theories to share with you. Many of these are simply untrue. Some are dangerous. Most are driven by those whose sole interest is to make money from people who are desperate. If there was a simple solution for cancer the world would beat a path to the proponents.
Oncologists do not have a vested interest in keeping valuable treatment information away from our patients.
One very useful website for finding out if one of these proposed treatments is genuine or not is this one. It is highly informative, regularly updated and very accurate. I strongly recommend it to you. Should your answer not be there, please ask me at your next consultation and I will research it for you.
Breast Cancer Network Australia
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) works to ensure that women diagnosed with breast cancer, and their families, receive the very best information, treatment, care and support possible. BCNA provides free comprehensive information resources for both newly diagnosed and metastatic breast cancer patients. Check out their website and order your FREE My Journey Kit (early breast cancer) or Hopes and Hurdles Kit (metastatic breast cancer) today.
Breast Cancer Information from Breastcancer.org
This is a very comprehensive US site which is regularly updated and free from industry bias.
Breast Cancer Information from the National Cancer Institute
Excellent up-to-date very reliable information from the top US government cancer body.
Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006 to benefit all Australians affected by cancer and collaborates with a wide range of groups.
Cancer Information from Memorial Sloan Kettering
This is the cancer information site for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre. This Centre, located in New York, is one of the leading cancer treatment hospitals in the United States. Many Australian oncologists have trained there. Generally speaking, the information offered here is reliable and impartial. However, there is some bias towards the particular clinical research programs which are being conducted at this institution, and, like all institutional websites, the information has been vetted by committee and therefore is perhaps a little "politically correct".
Cancer Institute of NSW
Excellent local information and very reliable up-to-date information on cancer
This is a comprehensive and unbiased American site offering good drug information. Remember that many of the trade names may differ, though.
eviQ is an internationally recognised online resource that provides evidence-based cancer treatment information to help health professionals identify the best course of cancer treatment and care for their patient's needs. You will need to register to get full access (it's free).
The ENRICH program by NSW Cancer Council
A free exercise and healthy eating program for cancer survivors, carers, partners and family.
Fantastically helpful books by Domini Stuart
Domini was treated by our team over 15 years ago. She tells how she dealt with all the usual issues with breast cancer and its management in "You can get through this!" In her other book, "Staying Well for Life", she has some excellent advice about how to manage weight reduction and healthy living despite leading a very busy professional life. I thoroughly recommend these books and many of our patients have found them hugely helpful. You can order them through Domini's website.
General Cancer Information from NCI
The National Cancer Institute (USA) has a wealth of good information on everything from cancer research and clinical trials to supportive care.
Lakeside Specialist Breast Clinic
The informative website from our team at Lakeside Specialist Breast Clinic - Dr Elisabeth Elder, Dr James French, Dr Jemma Gilchrist, Rebecca Van Lloy and Dr Tim Wang to name a few...
Look Good Feel Better
The website for the LGFB program. A must for all my newly diagnosed cancer patients. Click here for a list of all the 2019 dates at Macquarie, Wahroonga, St Leonards and Crows Nest.
Macquarie University Hospital Cancer Program
This is the site for Macquarie University Hospital and the Macquarie University Health Sciences Centre. It provides good overall cancer information on a variety of cancer types.
National Breast Cancer Foundation
The leading community-funded organisation in Australia raising money for research into the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer
NSW Breast Cancer Institute
Helpful information on breast cancer.
NSW Cancer Council
The website for the NSW Cancer Council. A fabulous all round website.
Information on the Paxman scalp cooling system
Westmead Institute for Cancer Research
Read about our cancer research program at Westmead in Sydney.
An Australian supportive care website to help people affected by cancer find the information, resources and support services they may need following a diagnosis of cancer. The site provides easy access to the many excellent resources, services and information developed by other organisations who specialise in cancer and community support.
YWCA Encore Program
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 land and pool exercises, it is safe, fun and therapeutic. Encore can help you strengthen and tone your arms, shoulders and chest, regain mobility, and improve your general fitness.
I highly recommend all our patients enrol in the program after the completion of their chemotherapy or radiotherapy.