Breast Cancer and Breast Disease


Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy - National Cancer Institute

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in pregnant and postpartum women occurring in about one in 3,000 pregnancies. The average patient is between 32-38 years of age and, with many women choosing to delay childbearing, it is likely that the incidence of breast cancer during pregnancy will increase.  

Breast Cancer Clinical Guidelines

- Australia

These publications were written by the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), through its Standing Committee on Quality of Care and Health Outcomes (QCHOC). Both these publications were launched by the Hon. Dr. Carmen Lawrence MP, Federal Minister for Human Services and Health on Monday 23 October.  


A listing of current breast cancer internet sites and breaking news and medical developments.  

Breast Cancer: Psychosocial Issues and Support

A collection managed by OncoLink  

Breast Cancer Treatment

A collection managed by OncoLink

Breast Protocol Survival Curves


The National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program


Public Health Service

(PHS) efforts have included the development of a National Strategic Plan for the Early Detection and Control of Breast and Cervical Cancers to ensure that every woman for whom it is deemed appropriate receives regular screening for breast and cervical cancers, prompt follow-up if necessary, and certainty that the tests are performed in accordance with current recommendations for quality assurance.  

National Lymphedema Network


To provide education and guidance to lymphedema patients, health care

professionals and the general public by disseminating information on the prevention and management of primary and secondary lymphedema.

Recent Breast Cancer Research and Issues

- Australia

A recent letter to The Lancet highlighted a decline in breast cancer mortality in England and Wales. Bruce Armstrong and Paul Jelfs look at the issue. Professor Stephen Leeder examines the recent controversy over funding for mammographic screening.

Treatment of Early-Stage Breast Cancer


National Institutes of Health Consensus Development Conference Statement June 18-21, 1990

Breast Disease

Breast Alterations


CHORUS is based on Fact/File, a radiology hypertext reference that has been integrated with a clinical radiology information system (at the University of Chicago) since 1990.  

Breast Diseases

Multimedia teaching for 3rd year medical students.  

Breast Implants and Connective Tissue Disease

These researchers reported a relative risk of 1.24 (95% C.I. 1.08-1.41) for women with breast implants and any connective tissue

disease. The researchers claim that the major contribution of this study is to exclude large risks of connective tissue diseases following breast implants.  

The Breast Journal

Official Journal of the American Society of Breast Disease.  

Breast Pathology Index

Gross and microscopic images of various breast diseases and changes.

Silicone Breast Implants

Bibliography of selected references  

Silicon Implants and Connective Tissue Disease

Medical Journal and study abstracts on breast implants and associated medical risks 

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