Beating breast cancer together

Established in 1995, the Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation is a non-profit, charity organisation which is 100% self-funded. We support breast cancer patients and their families from diagnosis, through treatment and during recovery.

The Foundation raises funds for the Breast Unit at Chris O'Brien Lifehouse.

Volunteering with SBCF News

Volunteering with SBCF

Maureen and Edith manage the merchandise for Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation and use their stall as a way to connect with people living with cancer. Edith says; “it’s not about how much money we make. It’s more about the exposure, talking to people and raising awareness that we see as important”.

Understanding lymphoedema News

Understanding lymphoedema

Lymphoedema is a potential side effect of breast cancer treatments like surgery and radiotherapy. It’s the name for swelling and discomfort in the body due to damage to or removal of the lymph nodes. 

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse doctors perform Australia-first mastectomy under local anaesthetic News

Chris O'Brien Lifehouse doctors perform Australia-first mastectomy under local anaesthetic

In December 2017, Chris O’Brien Lifehouse patient Moray Gallacher became the first Australian to receive a mastectomy while fully awake, performed by surgeon A/Prof Sanjay Warrier and anaesthetist Dr Ryan Downey.

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“It’s really about what your family go through…”

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