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breast reconstruction

The surgical rebuilding of a breast after a mastectomy.

breast oedema

Swelling caused by too much fluid in the breast tissue.

breast care nurse

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

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…

Research snapshot – Decisions and prompts to screen for cervical, bowel and breast cancer

…their cancer screenings. What is new? We explored what makes people screen for breast, bowel, and cervical cancer. People who do have regular cancer screening were asked why they screened, and what prompted them to act. We found that people…

Research snapshot – Severity and risk factors of interval breast cancer Kou 2023

…of more than 3,300 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Queensland between 2010 and 2013. What is new? Compared with breast cancers detected during a screening mammogram, interval breast cancers were more likely to be diagnosed as late stage, high…

Research snapshot – Breast cancer statistics for young females in Queensland Youlden 2020

What is known? Breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed among adolescent and young adult females (ages 15-39) worldwide. Younger age has been identified as an independent predictor of poorer prognosis for breast cancer, even after accounting for tumour…

Research snapshot – Factors associated with high severity breast cancer Kou 2020

breast cancer at diagnosis in the Australian population. What is new? We carried out an analysis of the results based on a study of a large cohort of over 3300 women diagnosed with breast cancer in Queensland. We found that…

News: Women must beware to be breast aware between screenings

Hundreds of Queensland women are developing breast cancers between screening each year, prompting a warning from Cancer Council for women to be breast aware between mammograms. The call follows the publication of new data revealing women diagnosed with breast cancer…

Blog: Be breast aware – it could save your life

…colour of the breast, dimpling, puckering, or any unusual breast pain. Our hope is that all women get to know their breasts better, become breast aware and participate in recommended screening. Your personal health is too important to ignore. Breast