Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Breast Health Program

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Clinical or health care services

Offers complete, compassionate and timely health care to women experiencing actual or suspected breast problems.

Primary Telephone: 
403-944-2240
Fax Number: 
403-944-2250
Street Address: 
Alberta Health Services Corporate Office
City: 
Edmonton
Province: 
Alberta
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url (http://www.crha-health.ab.ca/clin/women/Breast_Health.htm) does not appear valid, changed to current link

Investigating psychosocial adjustment in breast cancer: a discussion paper

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Diane Irvine
Lillie Lum
Publisher: 
Health Canada
Publication Date: 
1997
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Discusses critical adjustment difficulties facing women with breast cancer and their families. Identifies gaps in addressing the psychosocial needs of women.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.I78 1997
ISBN 066224978X

A summary report on what women with a family history of breast cancer said about their information-seeking experiences

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Alberta Cancer Board/Breast Cancer InfoLink
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Provides a summary report on the breast health and breast cancer information needs of women with a family history of breast cancer.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.S86 1998

A summary report on what women who had discovered a breast change said about their information needs

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Publisher: 
Alberta Cancer Board/Breast Cancer InfoLink
Publication Date: 
1998
Publication Place: 
Calgary, AB

Provides a summary report on women's breast health and breast cancer information needs at the prediagnostic stage.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREC.S86 1998

Breast, cervical and lung cancers in Aboriginal women

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Author: 
Fjola Hart-Wasekeesikaw
Publisher: 
Canadian Medical Association
Publication Date: 
1995
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Focuses on breast, cervical and lung cancer in Aboriginal women and looks at what research should be focusing on in the future.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ABGN.H37 1995

Making decisions about the removal of my breast cancer: what do I prefer?

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English
Media Type: 
Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides information to help women decide, along with their surgeon, which type of surgical treatment (lumpectomy followed by radiation or mastectomy) can be used for breast cancer.

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Quality determinants of organized breast cancer screening programs in Canada

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
Health Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Identifies requirements and conditions for high-quality breast cancer screening. Addresses issues related to the client-centred approach, promotion of and recruitment into the program, retention, quality of mammography, reporting of results, communication of results, follow-up and diagnostic workup, and program evaluation. Also presents, as special projects, results of a survey on quality assurance in Canadian breast screening programs, and details of a proposed study on radiologists’ performance in Canada.

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ISBN 0662339843 (Print)
ISBN 0662339851 (Online)

Getting back on track: life after treatment

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English
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Online
Author: 
Diane Finkle
Publisher: 
Princess Margaret Hospital, University Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides a guidebook that uses non-medical terms to help breast cancer patients cope with the physical, psychological and practical concerns they may face long after completion of active treatment.

Rethinking pink

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English
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Online
Author: 
Gwynne Basen
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Critiques corporate-sponsored "pink ribbon" campaigns for breast cancer research.

Breast cancer in Canadian women

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English
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Online
Author: 
Healther Bryant
Publisher: 
BMC Women's Health
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
London, UK

Provides an overview of breast cancer incidence in Canada, as well as risk factors, interventions, and guidelines. (From Women's Health Surveillance Report: A Multidimensional Look at the Health of Canadian Women)

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 14726874
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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