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Running head: BREAST CANCERBreast CancerName of the studentUniversity nameAuthor’s note
1BREAST CANCERTable of ContentsIntroduction................................................................................................................................2Description of health issues related to case study......................................................................2Social and environmental determinants shaping the health issue..............................................3Description of services offered by Australian healthcare system..............................................4Critiquing of services developed to address the health issue.....................................................5Recommendation to check the health issues..............................................................................5Conclusion..................................................................................................................................6References..................................................................................................................................7
2BREAST CANCERIntroductionThe current study focuses upon the aspect of breast cancer and generating sufficientawareness for controlling the rate of the disease. Working as part of a multidisciplinary teamone often has to face a number of challenges or hindrances coming from wider community.A number of hindrances are faced due to the cultural paradoxes or beliefs possessed by thepeople, which prevent them from reaching out to the community based healthcare centres.The study details out steps which will foster more coordinated,patient centred, holistic care.Some of these are aimed at removing the myths regarding health and diseases which help inimproving the community health structure.Description of health issues related to case studyThe current study is based upon the case study of Jane who is 45 years old womandetected with early stages of breast cancer. Jane is resident of South West Sydney andsmokes about 10 cigarettes a day and drinks 2-4 alcoholic drink every day since her 20s.Jane noticed a lump in her right breast very recently which got confirmed for the presence ofbreast cancer. Reports have suggested breast cancer to be second most dominating cause ofdeath in women within Australia and the figures are alarming. In the year 2014, as reported2814 females died from breast cancer (breast-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au, 2018). The agestandardised mortality rate was 10 deaths per 100,000 persons and the mortality rate wasexpected to increase with age in females (Collaborative Group on Hormonal Factors in BreastCancer, 2002). The breast cancer attributed to 6.5% of all cancer deaths in 2017 (breast-cancer.canceraustralia.gov.au, 2015). In this respect, individuals affected with breast cancerhad 90% survivability rates compared to their counterparts affected with other types of cancer(swslhd.health.nsw.gov.au, 2018).
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