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Breast Cancer: The Patient Journey

A poster detailing the journey of a breast cancer patient from diagnosis to treatment.  
Suanne Wong
over 10 years ago
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Breast Cancer Poster

A communication health poster  
Raghad Sabbagh
over 9 years ago
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Male Postnatal Depression - a sign of equality or a load of nonsense?

Storylines on popular TV dramas are a great way of raising the public's awareness of a disease. They're almost as effective as a celebrity contracting an illness. For example, when Wiggles member Greg Page quit the group because of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome, I had a spate of patients, mostly young and female, coming in with self-diagnosed "Wiggles Disease". A 30% increase in the number of mammograms in the under-40s was attributed to Kylie Minogue's breast cancer diagnosis. The list goes on. Thanks to a storyline on the TV drama Desperate Housewives, I received questions about male postnatal depression from local housewives desperate for information: "Does it really exist?" "I thought postnatal depression was to do with hormones, so how can males get it?" "First it's male menopause, now it's male postnatal depression. Why can't they keep their grubby mitts off our conditions?" "It's like that politically correct crap about a 'couple' being pregnant. 'We' weren't pregnant, 'I' was. His contribution was five seconds of ecstasy and I was landed with nine months of morning sickness, tiredness, stretch marks and sore boobs!" One of my patients, a retired hospital matron now in her 90s, had quite a few words to say on the subject. "Male postnatal depression -- what rot! The women's liberation movement started insisting on equality and now the men are getting their revenge. You know, dear, it all began going downhill for women when they started letting fathers into the labour wards. How can a man look at his wife in the same way if he has seen a blood-and-muck-covered baby come out of her … you know? Men don't really want to be there. They just think they should -- it's a modern expectation. Poor things have no real choice." Before I had the chance to express my paucity of empathy she continued to pontificate. "Modern women just don't understand men. They are going about it the wrong way. Take young couples who live with each other out of wedlock and share all kind of intimacies. I'm not talking about sex; no, things more intimate than that, like bathroom activities, make-up removal, shaving, and so on." Her voice dropped to a horrified whisper. "And I'm told that some young women don't even shut the door when they're toileting. No wonder they can't get their de facto boyfriends to marry them. Foolish girls. Men need some mystery. Even when you're married, toileting should definitely be kept private." I have mixed feelings about male postnatal depression. I have no doubt that males can develop depression after the arrival of a newborn into the household; however, labelling it "postnatal depression" doesn't sit all that comfortably with me. I'm all for equality, but the simple fact of the matter is that males and females are biologically different, especially in the reproductive arena, and no amount of political correctness or male sharing-and-caring can alter that. Depressed fathers need to be identified, supported and treated, that goes without saying, but how about we leave the "postnatal" tag to the ladies? As one of my female patients said: "We are the ones who go through the 'natal'. When the boys start giving birth, then they can be prenatal, postnatal or any kind of natal they want!" (This blog post has been adapted from a column first published in Australian Doctor http://bit.ly/1aKdvMM)  
Dr Genevieve Yates
over 7 years ago
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The vital role of pathologists in diagnosis and treatment

Some reports about pathologist concordance in breast cancer diagnoses have introduced doubts about the reliability of anatomic pathology as a whole. But is t...  
youtube.com
over 6 years ago
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New Genetic Tests for Breast Cancer Hold Promise

Two advances in tests for the genes that carry an added risk of breast cancer promise to make the process less expensive and more precise.  
nytimes.com
about 6 years ago
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Breast Cancer

Remember, although rare, men can also get breast cancer. Less than 1% of breast cancers occur in men. Benign breast masses are 15x more common than breast cancer   Epidemiology In the UK, a woman has a 1/9 chance of developing breast cancer It is the most common cause of death in women aged 35-55  
almostadoctor.com - free medical student revision notes
over 7 years ago
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Heart disease kills more women than breast cancer

The Irish Heart Foundation has launched a campaign highlighting the dangers of heart disease for women.  
rte.ie
about 6 years ago
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Breast Disorders

Topics This afternoon, I’m discussing breast disorders, including pubertal changes and adolescent breast problems, supernumerary breasts and nipples, inverted nipples and nipple discharge. I’ll discuss cyclic and non-cyclic breast pain and their management. I’ll consider Paget’s disease, breast lumps, cysts, and fibroadenomas. Finally, I’ll talk about breast cancer and breast cancer detection strategies. Breast Issues… View [...]  
Mike Hughey, MD
about 11 years ago
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BCUTT2 2007 | Treatment of HER2-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer

BreastCancerUpdate.com/ThinkTank – Proceedings from a Clinical Investigator “Think Tank.” Treatment of HER2-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer. Interviews conducted by Neil Love, MD. Produced by Research To Practice.  
Dr Neil Love
about 11 years ago
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ABC of Breast Diseases Breast cancer—epidemiology, risk factors, and genetics K McPherson, C M Steel, J M Dixon With 1 million new cases in the world each year…  
Suanne Wong
over 10 years ago
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Endocrine Treatment for Early Breast Cancer

Endocrine Treatment of Early Breast Cancer  
Stephen McAleer
over 8 years ago
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Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer 2008 | Interview with Eleftherios P Mamounas, MD, MPH

ResearchToPractice.com/NSABP_2008 – Adjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer: Proceedings from a Collaborative Education Session Held in Conjunction with the 50th Anniversary of the NSABP, moderated by Neil Love, MD. Produced by Research To Practice.  
Dr Neil Love
about 11 years ago
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BCUTT2 2007 | Treatment Considerations for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

BreastCancerUpdate.com/ThinkTank – Proceedings from a Clinical Investigator “Think Tank.” Treatment Considerations for Triple-Negative Breast Cancer. Interviews conducted by Neil Love, MD. Produced by Research To Practice.  
Dr Neil Love
about 11 years ago
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Vitamin D: some perspective please

Vitamin D deficiency has been associated with an ever expanding list of diseases, and with this has come almost tonic-like claims for vitamin D supplementation. In observational studies, low vitamin D status has been associated with increased risk of multiple sclerosis, type 1 and type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, colon cancer, breast cancer, autoimmunity, and allergy.1 The UK government has advised that all pregnant women, and children under 5 years, should take 400 IU vitamin D daily; a recent news story, however, reported a survey conducted by a charity which suggested that only 26% of pregnant women and 46% of healthcare professionals are aware of these guidelines.2 The most recent musculoskeletal trend seems to be the attribution of childhood problems such as Blount’s disease and slipped femoral epiphyses to vitamin D deficiency and the incorrect conflation of rickets with low serum calcidiol (25-hydroxyvitamin D3) concentrations.3 So are health professionals causing ill health through their lack of awareness and advocacy of vitamin D supplementation?  
bmj.com
over 7 years ago
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Breast Cancer

The folks at OnlineMedEd made Breast Cancer easy for me, check it out!  
onlinemeded.org
almost 6 years ago
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Familial breast cancer: classification, care and managing breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history of breast cancer | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

We checked this guideline and decided that it should be updated at this time. For details, see the update decision, decision matrix and the process for deciding if an update is needed. Details of the update will be available on the guidelines in development webpage in due course. This guideline will be checked again for update at its scheduled time point according to the methods described here.   
nice.org.uk
almost 6 years ago
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Improving outcomes in breast cancer | Guidance and guidelines | NICE

In 1996, the Department of Health published a document called Improving Outcomes in Breast Cancer. It recommended which healthcare professionals should be involved in the treatment, management and care of women with breast cancer. It also recommended how these services should be organised so that women with breast cancer across England and Wales would receive high-quality healthcare.  
nice.org.uk
almost 6 years ago
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Early and metastatic HER2-positive breast cancer: subcutaneous trastuzumab | Relevance-to-NICE-guidance-programmes | Advice | NICE

Subcutaneous trastuzumab was not considered appropriate for a NICE technology appraisal and is not currently planned within any other NICE work programme.  
nice.org.uk
almost 6 years ago