Breast self-examination

Breast self-examination

Breast self-examination: what it means and why the thinking about it has changed

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L’auto-examen des seins : ce que cela signifie et pourquoi les opinions ont changé
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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Online
Author: 
Ann Silversides
Edition: 
Network Magazine, 2012
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Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
July 2012
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

Discusses the controversies about the guideline on screening for breast cancer for average-risk women (aged 40 to 79) that was updated in late 2011 by The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care. Explains the issues and summarizes the evidence and current thinking about breast self-examination.

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Healthy Navajo women: walk in beauty

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English
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Online
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Ramah Band of Navajo Indians and the Albuquerque Area Indian Health Board
Publication Date: 
2006
Publication Place: 
New Mexico

Presents a health promotion video, aimed at American Indian women, to build community awareness of breast and cervical cancer.

Keeping your breasts healthy

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English
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Online
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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: what you can do

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English
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains how women can take charge of their breast health through breast self-examination and breast screening tests. Includes answers to frequently asked questions.

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Breast health: what you can do (Chinese)

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Chinese
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Paper
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains, in Chinese, how women can take charge of their breast health through breast self-examination and breast screening tests. Includes answers to frequently asked questions.

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Breast health: what you can do (Punjabi)

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Punjabi
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Paper
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Explains, in Punjabi, how women can take charge of their breast health through breast self-examination and breast screening tests. Includes answers to frequently asked questions.

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Breast self-examination: what you can do

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English
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Paper
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides instruction on how to perform a breast self-examination.

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Breast self-examination: what you can do (Chinese)

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Chinese
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Canadian Cancer Society
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Provides instruction, in Chinese, on how to perform a breast self-examination.

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Early breast cancer detection can make all the difference!

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English
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Paper
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Kalpana Das
Nancy Williams
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ACCÉSSS (Alliance des communautés culturelles pour l'égalité dans la santé et les services sociaux)
Publication Place: 
Montreal, QC

Discusses early detection of breast cancer, and details the three methods of detection: mammograms, clinical breast examination and breast self-examination (BSE). Explains the provincial (Quebec) detection program.

Early detection of breast cancer (Chinese)

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Chinese
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Online
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Federation of Chinese American and Chinese Canadian Medical Societies

Provides general information on breast cancer, and discusses early detection methods, including mammography, breast examinations done by a doctor, and breast self-examination.

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