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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall the incidence and mortality of breast cancer in Australia > http://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/breast-cancer/breast-cancer-statistics

Identify the different types of breast cancer > https://www.bcna.org.au/understanding-breast-cancer/types-of-breast-cancer/

Outline breast cancer treatment options to your patient > http://canceraustralia.gov.au/affected-cancer/cancer-types/breast-cancer/treatment/treatment-options-breast-cancer-type

Monitor patients for issues related to breast cancer survivorship > http://www.racgp.org.au/download/documents/AFP/2011/May/201105brennan.pdf

Coordinate support for those with breast cancer > https://www.bcna.org.au/about-us/breast-cancer-organisations/

 

Points for discussion

Who are the local Breast Care Nurses and lymphoedema services in your area?

What are the current controversies in breast cancer treatments?

How can you prevent breast cancer? Is there a valid screening tool?

What is BRCA and what does it mean for families?  

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