Patient Information

Using the internet

A new diagnosis of breast cancer can be overwhelming. You will want to find out as much information as you can about your treatment options.

There is a lot of information available on the internet. Some of it is up-to-date and of high quality, while some of it is of variable quality and accuracy.

Many doctors, like Dr Lancashire, encourage their patients to do as much research as they like. The most trustworthy and reliable resources available tend to be from academic institutions (universities), hospitals, government agencies and major health advocacy organisations. Dr Lancashire recommends that you try to get your information from Australian websites because they are more likely to reflect relevant current management strategies.

The following are websites with up-to-date and specific information which may be relevant to your situation. Please remember that these are only resources and are not meant to be a substitute for specialist medical advice.