Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Government response to the fourth report of the standing committee on health and welfare, social affairs, seniors and the status

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English
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Government of Canada
Publisher: 
Health and Welfare Canada
Publication Date: 
1992
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents the federal government response to the fourth report of the Standing Committee on Health and Welfare, Social Affairs, Seniors and the Status of Women entitled "Breast Cancer: Unanswered Questions."

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BREC.G68 1992

Quebec's breast cancer screening program: the persepctive of workers in ethnocultural communities

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English
Owning Org: 
Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Karina Hallouche
Nancy William
Publisher: 
Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Critiques the Québec Breast Cancer Screening Program, particularly it's lack of popularity within various ethnocultural communities in the province.

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ISSN 14800039

"Breast cancer genes": myths and facts. From the Boston Women's Health Book Collective and the Council for Responsible Genetics

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English
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
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Network/Le Réseau
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the geneticization of breast cancer, the discovery of the so-called "breast cancer genes" (BRCA-1 and BRCA-2), and the positive and negative effects of genetic screening for breast cancer.

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ISSN 14800039

"Together to an End": the first Canada-US breast cancer advocacy conference

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Pat Kelly
Charmaine Condy
Sandra Harder
Publisher: 
PISCES
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Burlington, ON

Presents the proceedings and outcomes of the Canada-US Breast Cancer Advocacy Conference, held in Orillia, ON in November 1996.

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BREC.T64 1996

Breast Cancer Action Nova Scotia

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Women with particular health conditions
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Community education/development
Advocacy
Support group/peer support

Forms an advocacy group and provides support to women through the process of getting together and discussing common issues. Provides local resources and contact information, news and events, and a discussion forum.

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902-465-2685
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Email Address: 
bcans@bca.ns.ca
Fax Number: 
902-484-6436
Street Address: 
P.O. Box 34091, Scotia Square RPO
City: 
Halifax
Province: 
Nova Scotia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
B3J 3S1

Women and breast cancer

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Health Canada
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Health Canada, Women's Health Bureau
Publication Date: 
1996
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Prepared for the Canada-U.S.A. Women's Health Forum in 1996. Discusses breast cancer incidence in Canada, as well as presents Health Canada's breast cancer initiatives.

Breast self-examination: a handbook for women with disabilities

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Beth Mairs
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DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Addresses the challenges women with disabilities face for detecting, controlling, and treating breast cancer.

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The need for action on women's health: women's health fact sheets

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English
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Atlantic Centre of Excellence for Womens' Health (ACEWH)
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Paper
Online
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National Union of Public and General Employees
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Nepean, ON

Presents statistics on various women's health issues, including: lung cancer, breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, midwifery, heart disease, and future trends.

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WOMH.N44 2000

Education for a healthy future: training trainers for primary prevention: a participatory action research and evaluation (PARE)

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Centres of Excellence for Womens Health (CEWH)
National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)
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Paper
Author: 
Dorothy Goldin Rosenberg
Publisher: 
National Network on Environments and Women's Health (NNEWH)
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Summarizes the NNEWH - PARE (Participatory Research and Evaluation) project that promotes awareness, education, and advocacy on suspected environmental links to breast cancer and other reproductive cancers.

ISBN/ISSN: 
NNEWH CANC.R67 2000
Notes: 
Reprinted from Women's Health & Environments Network 'Connections' Extra, Issue 15, Spring/Summer 2000.

Women confront cancer: making medical history by choosing alternative and complementary therapies

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English
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Author: 
Margaret J. Wooddell
David J. Hess
Publisher: 
New York Unversity Press
Publication Date: 
1999
Publication Place: 
New York, NY

Questions the conventional in both treatment and research practices, and demands better information and more options for women cancer patients.

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CANC.W66 1998
ISBN 0814735878
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Includes bibliographical references and index. --- Review, Network Fall 2000: Interviews with 21 leaders, women with public profile who have been diagnosed with cancer and have had experience with ACCTs (alternative and complementary cancer therapies) are interpreted by the authors as political documents in the fight for increasing women's control of their bodies. The book is about questioning the conventional in both treatment and research practices, and demanding better information and more options for women cancer patients.
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