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Early Detection and Diagnosis

All about early detection- The National Breast Cancer Centre provides direct access from this page to a range of information about early detection and diagnosis, screening and ductal carcinoma in situ

NABCO - National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organisations
Breast Screening

Breast ScreenAustralia- Takes you to the site for Breastscreen Australia who provide a free mammogram service for all women over 50. This site will tell you how and where you can get a mammogram.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening in Australia- presents data based on a new set of monitoring indicators for breast and cervical cancer screening
BreastScreen Australia Achievement Report- describes comprehensive, national data on breast cancer screening in Australia (1997 and 1998)
Breast Biopsy
Diagnosing and Staging Breast Cancer - Biopsy Basics
Stereotactic Breast Biopsy
The Biopsy Report: A Patient's Guide
Breast Self Examination
How to Perform a Breast Self Examination
Breast Self Examination: Take charge and put your breast health in your own hands!
Breast Self Examination: How to care for your Breasts
Breast Self-Exam (BSE): Why, When and How


Title Author ISBN Topics
Dr Susan Love's Breast Book Susan M Love et al  

Considered the 'bible' of breast-care books. New biopsy and screening methods, implants, pros and cons of hormone therapy, caring for your breasts

I Flunked my Mammogram Ernie Bodai B-2-Z Publishing 5 *, Covers all aspects of BC.
Victoria's Secret Catalog Never Stops Coming : And Other Lessons I Learned from Breast Cancer
by Jennie Nash 0743219791 Nash shares every step of her experience with breast cancer, from the first mammogram. Equally meaningful to survivors & their friends & families


Title Publication & Volume Page

It Never Rains, it Pours, in our Household

THE BEACON winter 1999 Issue 7


Pregnancy After Breast Cancer

THE BEACON winter 1999 Issue 7


A message of hope

THE BEACON winter 1999 Issue 7


Better services and better treatments

THE BEACON spring 2000 Issue 12


State Round Up "South Australia"

THE BEACON spring 2000 Issue 12


Sentinel Node Biopsy Clinical Trial

THE BEACON summer 2000 Issue 13


Breast Changes Booklet Information

THE BEACON summer 2000 issue 13


You can use the links in this section to look at these or to get copies sent to you.

Early Detection and Diagnosis

Guidelines and recommendations

  • Breast-self examination: a position statement from the national Breast Cancer Centre
  • Investigation of a new breast symptom: a guide for general practitioners. (card)
  • Pathology reporting of breast cancer: a guide for pathologists, surgeons and radiologists. (CAN)
  • Screening women aged 40-49 years: a summary of the evidence for health professionals

Reports, research and data reviews

  • Breast self examination and the early detection of breast cancer: a summary of the evidence for health professionals
  • Effectiveness of breast self-examination: a literature review
  • Evidence relevant to guidelines for the investigation of breast symptoms
  • Investigation of a new breast symptom: an audit in general practice
  • National audit of pathology reporting of breast cancer: a summary
  • Perceptions of screening mammography amongst women aged 40-49
  • Prevalence, screening and management of atypical hyperplasia and lobular carcinoma in situ
  • Prognosis and management of women with ductal carcinoma in situ of the breast: a review
  • Review of the evidence about the value of mammographic screening in 40-49 year old women

Information for consumers

  • Breast changes: what you need to know (booklet)
  • What you do after you find a change in your breast could change your life (poster)
  • What you do after you find a change in your breast could change your life (brochure)
  • WEBSITE ONLY New technologies in breast cancer diagnosis: information update

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