Breast health

Breast health

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)
Media Type: 
Online
Author: 
Verna Hunt
Edition: 
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
Author: 
Florence Williams
Publisher: 
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.

Pink ribbons, Inc.

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English
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Film
Author: 
Directed by Léa Pool
Produced by Ravida Din
Written by Patricia Kearns & Nancy Guerin and Léa Pool
Publisher: 
National Film Board of Canada
Publication Date: 
2012

A feature documentary that looks at how the breast cancer movement has moved from activism to consumerism and challenges viewers to rethink their assumptions about the meaning of breast cancer in our society. Inspired by the book Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy by Samantha King.

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Visit their website to watch a trailer of the movie and find out screening times.

Busting out: breast health for lesbian & bisexual women

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English
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Paper
Online
Publisher: 
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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Keeping your breasts healthy: breastfeeding

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Describes how to stay healthy and take special care of our breasts when breastfeeding. Examines what things to avoid during this time.

Keeping your breasts healthy

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
2005
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Explains what you can do to keep your breasts healthy. Looks at issues surrounding breast self-examination and mammograms.

Breast Health Program

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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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My breasts, my choice: journeys through surgery

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Barbara Brown
Maureen Aslin
Betsy Carey
Publisher: 
Sumach Press
Publication Date: 
2003
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Looks at both the emotional and practical issues faced by individuals undergoing breast surgery.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
BREA.M93 2003
ISBN 1894549236
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Includes bibliographical references. --- Review, October 2003: Many women and men either choose to have breast or chest surgery, or find that it is a medical necessity. Unfortunately very few resources are available that address the needs of these people. In My Breasts, My Choice the authors deal with both the emotional and practical issues faced by individuals undergoing breast surgery. This inspiring and heartfelt read is divided into two parts. Part I consists of the images and stories of 10 people who have experienced breast reduction surgery, augmentation, breast cancer diagnostics, reconstructive and other surgical procedures. These moving stories are told by breast cancer survivors, transsexuals, and women and men choosing surgery for health and personal reasons who want to share their stories and start talking about this important issue. Part II consists of 10 articles that introduce breast surgery procedures in an accessible way, as well as explore alternative methods of self-care both before and after the surgery. Throughout the book the authors encourage a body-positive, sex-positive, and pro-choice perspective that celebrates and validates the women and men in these pages and the decisions they have made.

About mammograms: a woman’s guide

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English
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Online
Author: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publisher: 
DisAbled Women's Network Ontario
Publication Place: 
North Bay, ON

Provides a brief introduction to what a mammogram is and describes six steps to breast health for women. Concludes with a short list of organizations to contact for more information.

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Asian Women's Health Clinic

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Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Chinese

Provides Pap smear testing and annual breast examination to Asian women. Women can either self-refer or be referred by their family physician, but must have family physican who can receive any tests results.

Primary Telephone: 
604-684-1628
Street Address: 
4500 Oak St
City: 
Vancouver
Province: 
British Columbia
Postal/ZIP Code: 
V6H 3N1
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