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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
Managing lifestyle factors like body weight, exercise and diet following a breast cancer diagnosis can have important impact on prognosis and the likelihood of a tumour returning.