Her mother died at the age of 56 after refusing conventional treatment for her aggressive breast cancer, so when Josepha Dietrich was diagnosed with breast cancer at 35, with a baby son, she chose conventional treatments. She underwent chemotherapy, mastectomy and reconstruction, surgery to remove lymph nodes, as we ll as her ovaries, fallopian tubes

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This is the 4th edition of this popular book that provides explanations of a woman's choices about surgery following a breast cancer diagnosis. Includes treatment, breast preservation and reconstruction. Please note that this book has a US focus, but is still very relevant for women in Australia. Includes illustrations and photographs.

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Click the 'View this item online' link above to view the recording of this What's On session webinar: Dr Michelle White, a Medical Oncologist at Cabrini and Monash Medical Centre, facilitates a session about decision-making and patient participation in treatment planning, for women with advanced breast or gynaecological cancers. This webinar was recorded at the

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A printable fact sheet version of the Optimal Care Pathway (OCP) created for women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer. The portal guides you through the specific steps and recommended care for each stage of breast cancer treatment. This is particularly useful as background information for discussions with your treatment team.

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A web portal version of the Optimal Care Pathway (OCP) created for women who have had a diagnosis of breast cancer. The portal guides you through the specific steps and recommended care for each stage of breast cancer treatment. This is particularly useful as background information for discussions with your treatment team.

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Click the 'View this item online' link above to hear this What's On session recording: Jane O’Brien is an experienced breast surgeon who talks about what a breast cancer diagnosis means, the steps involved in surgery, and how she works with women in making decisions about their treatment and care. As part of the session

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A former president of the British Naturopathic Association discusses the role of naturopathy in rebuilding the body and restoring health during and after cancer treatment.

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Dietitians give advice on making nutritional choices to strengthen the immune system and minimise the effects of cancer treatment.

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Aimed at women fighting, facing or fearing breast and ovarian cancer, this book explains the myths and realities of the genetic breast and ovarian cancer, and explains the options for deciding whether to be tested, understanding the results, and making decisions to manage the risks.

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