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Produced by Breast Cancer Network Australia and beyondblue, the national depression initiative, this fact sheet provides information on depression and details its links with breast cancer. It also outlines available treatments and how to help yourself or someone close to you.
The fact sheet about breast cancer pathology, produced by BCNA with input from The Royal College of Pathology of Australasia provides information on: what is included in a pathology report; what the terminology means; how you can obtain a copy of your report, even years after your treatment has finished.
This brochure offers tips and advice from women who have had breast cancer to assist in helping a friend or colleague with breast cancer. Women share what they found useful and more importantly what they did not find useful after being diagnosed with breast cancer.It is a useful resource for the workplace and is often requested by employers and HR managers wanting to support staff members who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
This booklet assists women diagnosed with breast cancer to exercise regularly. It contains information on the benefits of exercise, the amount of exercise recommended for women diagnosed with breast cancer, practical strategies to stay motivated, and an exercise diary to keep track of your achievements. The booklet also contains information on diet and weight loss.
This booklet is for women who have undergone treatment for breast cancer. It outlines practical strategies to help address issues such as the loss of desire, the physical symptoms of menopause including vaginal dryness, building and rebuilding emotional and physical intimacy with a partner, talking to a health professional about sexual wellbeing concerns, and finding additional information and support.
The Menopause and breast cancer booklet is for women who are experiencing menopause and/or menopausal symptoms as a result of their breast cancer treatment. The booklet explains why some treatments, including chemotherapy and hormone therapies, may cause menopause or mimic menopausal symptoms. It includes plenty of tips for managing symptoms, and was developed in consultation with women with breast cancer and health professionals.
The Hormone Therapy and breast cancer booklet is for women who are currently taking a hormone therapy as part of their breast cancer treatment. Hormone therapies include tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors (such as Arimidex™, Aromasin™ and Femara™). It explains how these drugs work, why they are so effective at preventing breast cancer recurrences, and provides tips for women on how to manage some of the side-effects.
My Journey Kit is a information resource for Australians newly diagnosed with early breast cancer, developed by women who have been on the journey and will help you navigate the system. Useful resource for the whole family, and your friends.
This resource explores the challenges women encounter following breast cancer treatment. It seeks to provide users with answers to common questions regarding the challenges that present following treatment for breast cancer while also providing strategies to assist women in obtaining accurate information and accessing appropriate support. The program also discusses how health care professionals can assist women following the completion of breast cancer treatment. The program is hosted by Associate Professor John Boyages, Director of the Westmead Breast Cancer Institute and includes several guest presenters such as Associate Professor Judy Kirk, Director of the Familial Cancer Service. This program is available in two formats: a DVD and podc
This DVD is a multilingual educational resource on breast health and breast cancer. The resource contains the stories of five Aboriginal women from central Australian communities, including the Arrernte, Alyawarre, and Anmatjerre language groups, and their experiences of diagnosis, treatment, support and recovery from breast cancer. As directed by the Elders involved with the production, its intended audience encompasses all women, husbands of women diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as health professionals and health workers. The DVD is in English with Warlpiri, Pitjantjatjara, Arrernte and Anmatyerre translations.
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