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Our Causes2018-11-27T14:46:50+00:00

A blurb about various causes to go in this space

World’s best practice

World’s best practice

The cure rate for breast cancer survival in Australia is amongst the best in the world, and this can only be maintained by constant review. The best system of monitoring success is by ultising cancer registries. Presently all of these registries and their data are not networked.  Data is is already housed in a variety of registries these include cancer registeries and mortality registries. Breast Cancer recurrance data is held in a surgical audit. The Foundation for Breast Cancer Care wishes to ensure all these registries and databses are are linked to provide the best outcomes for patients. Registries exist ...
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Better outcomes for marginalised women

Better outcomes for marginalised women

Breast Screening is available to all, however research shows that it is often primarily used by the “worried, wealthy and the well educated”. We need to rectify this by making screening more inclusive. Access blocks in health are everywhere including geographical, ethnic, linguistic and cultural. Foundation for Breast Cancer Care aims to ensure effective screening and treatment available to all, by identifying the blockages in the system, and trying to coordinate remedies. Screening for breast cancer only works if the patient can access it. Obviously this is difficult if the  screening facility is not regularly available and you are unable to read ...
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Surgery to preserve body shape

Surgery to preserve body shape

Mastectomy or removal of the breast is a serious step made after much consultation between a suregon and their patient. It is a ‘life before limb’ decision. Techniques are emerging to make this operation history. The range of procedures to safely preserve the breast is increasing, as is the ability to immediately reconstruct the breast. This is an exciting area of surgery the Foundation for Breast Cancer Care wish to promote. We believe that all breast cancer patients should have these techniques available to them. Oncoplastic surgery is a technical advance of the last decade to increase the number of breast ...
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Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy given “up front”, before surgery has revolutionised the modern management of breast cancer. Given before surgery, this allows the treating doctors to take fewer risks with chemotherapy prescribing, and allows surgeons to perform smaller operations on patients – and fewer mastectomies in approximately 20%. The name for this is Neo Adjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT). In published studies, approximately 20% of women who would have needed mastectomy have avoided this with NACT. For the patient and their oncologist, observing the response of the tumour to NACT affords both the opportunity to witness that the chosen drugs are effective. If the drugs ...
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