Special Services

Special Services

Breast Prostheses Services

Colleen’s Post Mastectomy Connection
3/60 Dundas Court
PHILLIP ACT 2606
02 6285 1311

Provides breast prosthesis fittings, mastectomy bras and swimwear for women who have undergone surgery for breast cancer.

External Breast Prostheses Reimbursement Program
Medicare Australia
13 20 11

Provides reimbursement of up to $400 for both new and replacement external breast prostheses purchased from 1 July 2008 to all eligible women who have had a mastectomy as a result of breast cancer.

Continence Services

Continence Clinic
Cnr Moore and Alinga Streets
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
02 6207 9977

Provides assessment, advice and treatment for people experiencing bladder and bowel problems. Also includes a Men’s Continence Clinic for men experiencing continence and prostate health issues.

National Continence Helpline
Continence Foundation of Australia
1800 330 066

Provides free, confidential advice about bladder and bowel control, plus local referrals, brochures and product information.

Early Detection and Screening Services

ACT Cervical Cytology Register
02 6205 1545

Confidential list of ACT women’s Pap smear results which provides a back-up reminder system for women who are overdue for a test.

BreastScreen ACT
Cnr Moore and Alinga Streets
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601

Phillip Health Centre
Corinna Street (Cnr Keltie)
PHILLIP ACT 2606
13 20 50

Provides free mammography screening for women aged 50–69.

National Bowel Cancer Screening Program
1800 118 868

A National Bowel Cancer Screening Program run by the Australian Government. Australians turning 50, 55, 60 or 65 who hold a Medicare card or DVA gold card will be invited to take part.

Genetic Services

ACT Genetic Service
Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive
GARRAN ACT 2605
02 6174 7630

Provides genetic counselling and testing for individuals and families with a family history of cancer.

NSW and ACT Hereditary Cancer Registry
Cancer Institute NSW
1800 505 644

Provides information and support to people affected by hereditary cancer, their family members who may be at risk, and their doctors in NSW and the ACT.

Lymphoedema Services

ACT Lymphoedema Physiotherapy Service
Physiotherapy Department
Calvary Hospital
Cnr Belconnen Way and Haydon Drive
BRUCE ACT 2617
02 6201 6190

Provides treatment, support and education on all aspects of lymphoedema.

Pro Bono Services

Cancer Council Pro Bono Service
13 11 20

Assists people with cancer and their families with legal, financial planning, small business and workplace advice. Assistance is free for eligible clients.

Self Care Services

Cancer Rehabilitation
Faculty of Health Clinic
University of Canberra
Cnr Ginninderra Drive and Allawoona St
BRUCE ACT 2617
02 6201 5843

This group exercise session focuses on improving fitness and functional ability for cancer patients and survivors. Each person will be assessed and given an exercise program based on their abilities and treatment level.

Look Good...Feel Better
Canberra Region Cancer Centre
Yamba Drive
GARRAN ACT 2605
1800 650 960

A two hour workshop dedicated to teaching women techniques to help restore their appearance and self-image during chemotherapy and radiation treatment. Information is available from the chemotherapy nurse or social worker at each hospital.

vitalyoga
30 Gledden Street
CHIFLEY ACT 2606
02 6281 0335

Runs Gentle yoga for recovery after serious illness or cancer treatment classes, to regain strength, flexibility and peace of mind.

Stoma Services

ACT and Districts Stoma Association
Cnr Moore and Alinga Streets
CANBERRA CITY ACT 2601
02 6205 1055

Provides support, assistance, ostomy supplies and pharmaceuticals to those with a stoma.

Wigs and Other Headwear

Beaux Chapeaux Headwear
02 4271 5213

Creates and sells a range of turbans, hats and scarves.

Cancer Council ACT Wig Service
5 Richmond Avenue
CANBERRA AIRPORT ACT 2609
02 6257 9999

Provides wigs, turbans, hats and other headwear for sale at affordable prices. The service is open during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.00am – 5.00pm).

Colleen’s Post Mastectomy Connection
3/60 Dundas Court
PHILLIP ACT 2606
02 6285 1311

Sells a range of wigs, turbans, hats and scarves.

HeadsUp@Kippax
2/12-16 Hardwick Cres
HOLT ACT 2615
02 6254 4403

Specialises in assisting all women who have hair loss by helping to make their headwear more attractive as well as tying head scarves in a variety of ways. They sell a range of hats, turbans, berets, beanies, scarves & embellishments. Open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm.

Inspired by Hair
Main Foyer
Canberra Hospital
Yamba Drive
GARRAN ACT 2605
02 6281 0441

Sells a range of wigs and turbans.

Other

Red Connect Personal Alarm Service
Australian Red Cross ACT
02 6234 7600

A service for those living alone or with a frail partner who may be at risk of accident or sudden illness that provides access to emergency help 24 hours a day every day of the year.

 Inclusion of a service in the directory does not imply endorsement of the service by Cancer Council ACT.

Updated August 2016