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July 5, 2019| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast health awareness

It’s the most common type of cancer in women, with 1 in 8 being diagnosed across Victoria alone. It’s time to talk seriously about breast awareness and cancer care.

November 7, 2018| Health and Wellbeing /

Why do my breasts hurt?

Most women will experience breast pain at some stage in their lives. But what’s causing it? And how do you know if you need to go to a doctor? We look at some of the most common causes of breast pain and tips for relieving pain. 

February 29, 2016| Health and Wellbeing /

Rebuilding body and soul after breast cancer treatment

For breast cancer patients, the end of active treatment signals the beginning of the next phase of their recovery. It can be a time of intense physical challenges and powerful emotions, when the support of expert clinicians and others going through the same experience can make all the difference. 

September 16, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Tomosynthesis: A new tool for detecting breast cancer

Mammograms are a big part of both detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. A new kind of mammogram called tomosynthesis lets radiologists get a more accurate and detailed view of breast tissue. We investigate what breast tomosynthesis involves.

May 28, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Exercise improves outcomes for cancer patients

Up until fairly recently, the advice to cancer patients during treatment was to rest as much as necessary. But a revolution of sorts is underway as the remarkable, positive affect exercise can have on a patients’ ability to cope with treatment and their future health is revealed.

May 7, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Sentinel node biopsy explained

One of the most recent advances in the diagnosis of the spread of breast cancer is the use of a sentinel node biopsy. So what does it involve and what has it replaced?

May 5, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast cancer in the family: What are the chances?

Around one in eight Australian women will develop breast cancer by the time they are 80. When a diagnosis of breast cancer occurs, many family members worry that there may be an inherited genetic link. So how do you know whether your family is at risk?

April 14, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Better emotional health after breast cancer treatment

The end of active treatment can be an emotional time for breast cancer patients. Instead of feeling relieved and happy, some women find they feel lonely, anxious, stressed and vulnerable. 

March 6, 2015| Health and Wellbeing /

Breast screening vital for early cancer detection

Regular breast checks are something many women think about doing but tend to put off. Epworth medical oncologist Dr Ross Jennens urges all Australian women to take advantage of free breast screening once they turn 40.