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Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy given “up front”, before surgery has revolutionised the modern management of breast cancer. Given before surgery, this allows the treating doctors to take fewer risks with chemotherapy prescribing, and allows surgeons to perform smaller operations on patients – and fewer mastectomies in approximately 20%. The name for this is Neo Adjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT). In […]

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Surgery to preserve body shape

Mastectomy or removal of the breast is a serious step made after much consultation between a suregon and their patient. It is a ‘life before limb’ decision. Techniques are emerging to make this operation history. The range of procedures to safely preserve the breast is increasing, as is the ability to immediately reconstruct the breast. […]

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Better outcomes for marginalised women

Breast Screening is available to all, however research shows that it is often primarily used by the “worried, wealthy and the well educated”. We need to rectify this by making screening more inclusive. Access blocks in health are everywhere including geographical, ethnic, linguistic and cultural. Foundation for Breast Cancer Care aims to ensure effective screening and […]

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World’s best practice

The cure rate for breast cancer survival in Australia is amongst the best in the world, and this can only be maintained by constant review. The best system of monitoring success is by ultising cancer registries. Presently all of these registries and their data are not networked.  Data is is already housed in a variety […]

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