Breast cancer

Breast cancer

In our own words - breast cancer and mammography

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 14, No.2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1993
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the medical and ethical issues regarding the use of mammography, performed yearly on asymptomatic women, or undertaken for screening purposes on large numbers of women. 

 

Breast cancer resources

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
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Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers an annonated list of breast cancer resources. 

 

    

The politics of breast cancer

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Pam Bristol
Edition: 
Vol 12, No.4
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers an in-depth look at breast cancer statistics and an analysis of the current struggle against it. Shares information about breast cancer research, available resources, fighting misconceptions and ongoing activism.  

 


 


Breast reconstruction

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Lorna Zabach
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article discusses the pro's and con's of post treatment surgery. 

If you have breast cancer ...

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Connie Clement
Edition: 
Vol 8, No.3
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1987
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article offers a guide to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. Discuses non-invasive diagnostic tests available, information on recovery and healing. 

Through the medical maze

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Author: 
Kathleen McDonnell
Edition: 
Vol 5, No. 2
Publisher: 
Women Healthsharing
Publication Date: 
1984
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

This article examines one woman's experience with breast cancer. 

Being proactive about your breast health

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English
Translated Title: 
S’occuper activement de la santé de ses seins
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Verna Hunt
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To the Point - Guest Column
Publisher: 
CWHN
Publication Date: 
2013

Discusses a holistic approach to breast health and breast cancer prevention that accounts for the evidence that breast cancer is caused not only by genetic predisposition, but also by environmental and lifestyle factors.

Breasts: A natural and unnatural history

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English
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Florence Williams
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WW Norton and Co.
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Written by science journalist Florence Williams who discusses the latest science from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine as it relates to breast health. Investigates the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause. Examines examines how our breasts and our environment are intricately related because breasts are made up of fat and glandular tissue and more easily absorb chemical toxins from the environment than do many other parts of our body. 

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ISBN/ISSN: 
0393063186
978-0393063189
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Hardcover, 352 pages, includes bibliographical references.

Plastics industry workers and breast cancer risk: Q & A

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English
Translated Title: 
Les travailleuses de l’industrie des matières plastiques et le risque du cancer du sein : Q et R
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National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Online
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

A question and answer format factsheet on the health issues facing women who work in industries, such as the automotive industry, in which they work with plastics. Discusses the risk of developing breast cancer due to these exposures, the current situation with occupational health standards, and what should be done to change those standards.

Get the Word Out!

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English
Translated Title: 
Parlons-en!
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Paper
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Breast cancer prevention project of the CWHN. Includes five postcards for public distribution. Aims to promote awareness of the need for researchers and policy-makers to focus on the causes of breast cancer. Examines the origin of the breast cancer ribbon campaign with its focus on preventable causes, and how the goals of breast cancer campaigns have focussed most of their resources on treatment and cure. Includes downloadable PDF’s of the five postcards, as well as five web pages where readers can learn more about the preventable causes of breast cancer, and link to the organizations that are looking at this issue.

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Available online. Contact the office to order postcards.
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