Cover image of The Complete Guide to Breast Cancer

British authors Professor Trish Greenhalgh and Dr Liz O'Riordan both have medical backgrounds, and were both diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015. This book describes the experiences from diagnosis to life after treatment, with their unique personal experiences. Includes chapters for men, LGBT+ people and older people with breast cancer, as well as a chapter

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Click the 'View this item online' link above to view the recording of this What's On session webinar: Scalp cooling technology (also known as 'cold cap') is used to prevent or minimise chemotherapy-induced hair loss. This session was presented by Vicki Durston, clinical nurse consultant at Cabrini Brighton, on Monday 27 November 2017.

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Andrea Fairbairn has written the book she wanted to read while she was going through chemotherapy. She wanted to read real life experiences, rather than medical information. This book is part journal and part handbook. It includes information and inspiration with topics including how chemo feels, what happens to your body, what happens when you

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Cover image of Why My Mummy?

Donna Penny wrote this picture book from the perspective of her 9-year-old son, Kai, to help parents explain advanced (metastatic) cancer to their children. It is a bright, positive book, sharing the family's experience of advanced breast cancer, including chemotherapy, hair loss, anxiety and most of all, family. Although Donna has breast cancer, the story

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Cover image of Our Mom has cancer

Picture book written by two young girls whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. Describes their concerns as they watch and support their mother as she goes through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

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Click the 'View this item online' link above to view the recording related to our What's On session webinar: Associate Professor Prue Cormie, Accredited Exercise Physiologist, discusses new research indicating that exercise can make cancer treatments both more tolerable and more effective. Please note: As there were technical issues with the webinar recording of the session

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Cover image of Susan Love's breast book, 6th edition

This 6th edition of Susan Love's well-regarded 'Breast book' provides her usual, reliable and clearly-written information on breast health, breast conditions, and particularly breast cancer. It provides an update on advances in the treatment of breast cancer over the last five years, and an update on advanced breast cancer.

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Cover image of the book Steps to survival

Australian woman Denise Sweeney tells the story of her diagnosis and treatment for uterine cancer, including diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy and post-treatment life. Includes her tips for psychological strategies and graded activity.

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Cover image of the book Dear Cancer

Ann Tracy Marr tells the story of her diagnosis and treatment for triple negative breast cancer. The book is written in the format of a journal 'written to' Cancer, which she sees as an acquaintance or 'someone I wave to from the car as I drive by'. Includes diagnosis, surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, and post treatment,

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Peripheral neuropathy (damage to nerves in hands, feet and lower legs) is a side effect of some cancer treatments, particularly chemotherapy treatment. The pain and loss of function resulting from symptoms can be debilitating and distressing and is a common reason why  patients stop their treatment early. Consultant Medical Oncologist Shirley Wong from the Western

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