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Breast Cancer Awareness|Signs of Breast Cancer |Are you at risk |Glossary | Resources | Lifestyle and wellbeing

First time visitor

Welcome to our site


It is designed to allow you to quickly get to the information you need when you need it.
This information includes:

  • Some basic (level 1)information about each issue, procedure or treatment
  • References to resources such as books, CDs etc
  • Links to other sites which provide more indepth (level 2 and 3) information on the topic for the specific topic
  • Stories by other women relevant to the experience being discussed which may help in making your decision, give you hope or help you deal with an experience
  • Access to research relevant to the area
  • Useful tips and checklists to help you through a procedure or treatment, often making it easier or reducing side effects


If you want to get back to the front page at anytime, click on the logo. To go back to the previous page press back.

Printing from the Site

The pages are designed to be easy to print. To print from the site:

  • Press the print icon
  • Use to print in landscape or
  • Print at 80% of the full size

Links

If you run your mouse across the page, all active links will change from blue to red. If you click on the link it will take you to information on the topic. Some links will take you to other websites. We make every effort to ensure that these links work and test them regularly. However there is always a risk that the page or site address has changed or the site is not available. If you get a message that the page is not available, press the back arrow to get back to the page you came from and email us so we can correct the problem. To get back from another website just close the page or in some cases press back.

Finding Information on the Site-Front page

General Information on Breast Cancer

The navigation bar in the top centre of each page will lead you to general information on breast cancer. It looks like this:

 

Awareness|Signs of Breast Cancer |Are you at risk |Glossary |Resources |Lifestyle & Well-being | First time visitor?

 

You simply click on the heading you want information on to get directly to that information.

Left hand bar

Dr Paul Crea who had the idea for this site, answers some commonly asked questions".

Young Women and Breast Cancer- this provides separate information on Young Women and Breast Cancer for those women, their partners and loved ones, written by other young women.

Right Hand Bar

Tell me more about- (Drop down menu)- allows you to select a topic you are interested in and link straight to the page on that topic.

What do I do now- provides situation specific information when you need it. The sections here also link to stories by other women, other useful sites and research on the major topics discussed as well as providing contacts and books, CDs and videos where these are available.

This information covers:

  • I found a lump- for when you are concerned that breast changes you or your doctor have found may be cancer and want to know more about the tests you need to have

  • I have been diagnosed- for when you have just been diagnosed with cancer and want information on what it means, what the options for surgery are and what to do next

  • Preparing for surgery- useful information and tips, about the operation, what you need to do beforehand, how you will feel afterwards.

  • Post-operative treatment- a discussion of the treatment options including radiation, Tamoxifen, Chemotherapy and other treatments. Information about clinical trials. Provides input on the side effects of each treatment with other women's hints on how to manage these.

  • Life after breast cancer- information on recovering from breast cancer

  • Metastatic Breast cancer- Information on what you can do when the cancer comes back or won't go away.

  • Help for partners and carers - basic information to help the partners and others who need support


How can I help- provides information on how you can help. There is some specific information for partners and carers on how they can help breast cancer survivors and breast cancer sufferers. There is also an opportunity to help us make this site better either by donating money or in other ways.

Finding Information on the Site-detailed pages

General Information on Breast Cancer

The navigation bar in the top centre of each page will lead you to general information on breast cancer. It looks like this:

 

 

Breast Cancer Awareness|Signs of Breast Cancer |Are you at risk |Glossary | Resources | Lifestyle and wellbeing

 

You simply click on the heading you want information on to get directly to that information. You can access this from almost all pages on the site.

Left Hand Bar

On the front pages there are three boxes down the left hand side. These are fairly self explanatory. Just click on the link to go to the section you want. The left hand bar will give you access to:

Resources - You can get a list of books etc. You can also click on websites to access a list of website pages relevant to the topic. This will take you directly to the site. There is also a short paragraph describing each target site.

Stories - Clicking on the blue underlined letters in this box will take you to a list of relevant story topics (each title with a short summary of the story contents). Each story provides a perspective on the topic from a woman (in most cases) who has lived through the experience.

Research - By clicking on the blue underlined letters you can get access to local or international research on this topic.

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