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Breast Cancer: a handbook for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers

This handbook has been written to help health professionals support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with breast cancer. Increasing the understanding of breast cancer may help to encourage earlier investigation of symptoms, and contribute to the quality of life of people living with breast cancer.

This handbook has been written for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers, Health Practitioners and Aboriginal Liaison Officers involved in the care of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with breast cancer in community and clinical settings.
 

File name: 2015_bcat_handbook.pdf
File size: 9.24 MB
Cancer Type: Breast cancer
Publication Audience: Resources for health professionals
Year: 2012
Document Status: Current

This resource has been developed, reviewed or revised within the last 5 years.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/breast-cancer-handbook-aboriginal-and-torres-strait-islander-health-workers/pdf/2015_bcat_handbook_2.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4294

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Recommendations for the use of Trastuzumab (Herceptin®) for the treatment of HER2-positive breast cancer

Recommendations are based on the best available evidence, about the use of trastuzumab (Herceptin®) as adjuvant therapy for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive early breast cancer and for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer.

File name: herg-recommendations-trastu...st-cancer.pdf
File size: 291.85 KB
Cancer Type: Breast cancer
Publication Audience: Cancer Australia reports and plans
Year: 2007
Document Status: Rescinded

This resource is 10 years or older and has been rescinded by Cancer Australia. It is available to the public for research and reference purposes only. Cancer Australia assumes no legal liability or responsibility for errors or omissions contained within.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/recommendations-use-trastuzumab-herceptin-treatment-her2-positive-breast-cancer/pdf/herg-recommendations-trastuzumab-herceptin-her2-positive-breast-cancer.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4260

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Breast cancer Qstream - primary care across the cancer continuum

Cancer Australia is delivering a new online breast cancer course for rural health professionals (GPs and nurses) via the Qstream online learning platform.  It will be of interest to health professionals who want to know more about the investigation of a new breast symptom, appropriate treatment, psychosocial support and follow-up care for women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Finding the words - starting a conversation when your cancer has progressed

This resource has been developed to help women with metastatic (secondary) breast or ovarian cancer talk about how palliative care might help them to live as well as possible when cancer has spread.

File name: 2014_ftwc_finding_the_words-vie.pdf
File size: 309.35 KB
Cancer Type: Breast cancer
Publication Audience: People affected by cancer, and their family and friends
Year: 2010
Document Status: Greater than 5 years

This resource was developed, reviewed or revised more than 5 years ago and may no longer reflect current evidence or best practice.

https://www.canceraustralia.gov.au/system/tdf/publications/finding-words-starting-conversation-when-your-cancer-has-progressed/pdf/2014_ftwc_finding_the_words-vie.pdf?file=1&type=node&id=4110

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