Information for women and their families and carers

The information in this guideline provides health professionals with current evidence to inform treatment planning. Information for women with metastatic breast cancer and their families and carers is available from these sources:

  • Cancer Australia is the lead national cancer control agency. The Cancer Australia website provides evidence-based information about a range of cancers including metastatic breast cancer:
  • Breast Cancer Network Australia is a national organisation offering support to women through the provision of information and providing a network for women to share their experiences. The Hope & Hurdles kit is a free resource for women with metastatic breast cancer, which includes information on brain metastases as an optional item. To order Hope & Hurdles, visit or call 1800 500 258.
  • Cancer Councils in each state and territory offer a free, confidential telephone information and support service. Trained staff are available to answer questions about cancer and offer emotional or practical support. Call the Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20. Information is available on Cancer Council Australia’s website: