Here are some great resources and organisations I've found along the way (click on the names below to be redirected to site):
Medical information about cancer and treatment
Breast Cancer Network Australia. Breast cancer resources and support for patients and their families.
Icon Cancer Centre / Icon Cancer Care / Radiation Oncology Centres. Cancer clinics throughout Australia.
Genesis Cancer Care. Radiation oncology clinics throughout Australia.
Cancer be Glammed (Cancer Thriver's Guide to Hair Regrowth). One woman's documented experience losing and regaining her hair.
Ways to take care of yourself - from eating, moving and resting
Exercising through chemotherapy. ABC's story about how exercise is helping to manage side effects of chemotherapy.
Jessica Sepel healthy eating. Simple and healthy guide to nourishing your body and includes recipes (most are gluten-free, sugar-free, but definitely not fun-free !)
Mindfulness and meditation guide. The Calm app for i-phones and smart phones has a heap of free guides but well worth paying for full access to help with everything from eating, depression, stress, and happiness.
Government resources to help with finances and other support
Medicare Chronic disease management plans. General Practitioner referrals to a range of allied health professionals such as exercise physiologists and chiropractors to assist with long term and terminal diseases like cancer.
Medicare Mental health care plans. General Practitioner referrals to subsidise access to mental health practitioners.
Early release of superannuation funds for medical illnesses. Australian Tax Office information about eligibility to apply.
My networks of support
Brisbane Breast and Endocrine Surgeons, Brisbane
Doctors at Teneriffe, Brisbane
Eve Health, Brisbane
Walt's espresso bar, Hamilton, Brisbane
New Leaf naturopathic centre, Sydney
Fertile Ground health group, Melbourne
Five Ways physiotherapy, Brisbane
BodySmart Health, Brisbane
Starkles, wigs and head/hair accessories, Brisbane (and online)
Information recommended by others
I'll add additional information here that is recommended by people who get in touch with me.
If you need an excuse to find some quiet time, I've found these to be staple items in my brain pantry: some for eating, some for reflecting.