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News: Regional women bridge the breast reconstruction divide

…had a mastectomy after breast cancer, the proportion who had a subsequent breast reconstruction had increased over time. “A range of factors are helping to reduce the geographical disparity – post-mastectomy breast reconstruction is strongly influenced by demographics, residential location…

breast reconstruction

The surgical rebuilding of a breast after a mastectomy.

invasive breast cancer

Cancer that has spread from the lining of the breast ducts or lobules into the surrounding breast tissue.

Breast Cancer

…see What Is Cancer? Breast cancer is a malignant tumor that starts in the cells of the breast. A malignant tumor is a group of cancer cells that can grow into (invade) surrounding tissues or spread (metastasize) to distant areas…

News: CCQ helps to fund breast cancer breakthrough

A grant from CCQ has led to a research breakthrough that could help doctors to beat the most deadly and difficult to treat breast cancers. The breakthrough involves the identification of a genetic treatment target for aggressive breast cancers, thanks…

non-invasive breast cancer

Cancer that is confined to the ducts or lobules of the breast….

breast oedema

Swelling caused by too much fluid in the breast tissue.

breast conserving surgery

Surgery to remove part of the breast. Also called a lumpectomy.

breast care nurse

A registered nurse who has done special studies in breast cancer nursing.