Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Canadian breast cancer patient charter

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English
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Online
Publication Date: 
2006

Provides women with answers to their questions about breast cancer, and shows patients their entitlements and rights to care.

Raloxifene for breast cancer prevention: an NWHN analysis

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English
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National Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Washington, DC

Argues that the breast cancer benefit of raloxifene may only be useful to a very small number of women.

Contribution of BRCA1/2 mutation testing to risk assessment for susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer: summary report

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Ingeborg Blancquaert
Julie Tranchemontagne
Lucy Boothroyd
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Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d’intervention en santé
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Quebec, QC

Describes the nature of the evidence concerning the use of this genetic technology and discusses the unresolved questions and uncertainties that complicate the decision-making process.

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ISBN 2550463587 (Print)
ISBN 2550463595 (Online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Contribution of BRCA1/2 mutation testing to risk assessment for susceptibility to breast and ovarian cancer, monograph

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Author: 
Julie Tranchemontagne
Lucy Boothroyd
Ingeborg Blancquaert
Publisher: 
Agence d'évaluation des technologies et des modes d'intervention en santé
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Quebec, QC

Provides a literature review with respect to: the prevalence of BRCA1/2 mutations in HBOC families, breast or ovarian cancer cases, and certain founder populations, the available risk assessment models, and more.

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ISBN 2550464540 (Print)
ISBN 2550464559 (PDF)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Struggling to survive: African American women and breast cancer

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Jane Sprague Zones
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Action Newsletter
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Examines the effects of socioeconomic status on the incidence of breast cancer among African American women.

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ISSN 1088386X

Dealing with the probabilities and risks of hereditary breast cancer

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English
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Steven Narod
Aletta Poll
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Women's Health: Research and Practice Issues for Canadian Physicians
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk. Looks at management options for carriers.

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Navigating your path: a guide for people with advanced breast cancer

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Canadian Breast Cancer Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Presents a guide for women who have been told they have advanced or metastatic breast cancer. Includes information on diagnosis and treatment, supports, financial concerns, and more.

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Cancer drug warrants healthy skepticism

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Alan Cassels
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Common Ground
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Vancouver, BC

Looks at Herceptin, a new breast cancer drug, and debunks some of the myths surrounding this 'wonder drug.'

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Breast Cancer Action Montreal

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Health promotion
Community education/development
Advocacy

Forms a non-profit organization dedicated to raising awareness about the issues surrounding breast cancer. Stivres to educate the public, through public lectures, debates and seminars, about the many controversies associated with breast cancer.

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514-483-1846
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Email Address: 
info@bcam.qc.ca
Fax Number: 
514-482-9221
Street Address: 
201-5890 Monkland Ave
City: 
Montreal
Province: 
Québec
Postal/ZIP Code: 
H4A 1G2

Busting out: breast health for lesbian & bisexual women

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Sherbourne Health Centre
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents a breast health brochure and poster for lesbian and bisexual women.

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