- Breast Cancer Special Alternative
A special edition of the Channel Four series `The Pulse' about breast cancer, which affects an estimated one in twelve women, and kills more women in the western world than any other disease. The UK has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the world. Combines two programmes filmed over eighteen months, focusing on key areas of change in early diagnosis and treatment which can save and improve countless lives, and on how women everywhere can play a vital role in bringing those changes about. A wide age range of patients describe their experiences, and health professional specialists - from leading surgeons to breast care nurses, psychologists, nutritionists, counsellors, pathologists, scientists and radiologists - define essential life-saving and life-improving measures. Contains sections on breast examinations and mammography, early diagnosis, breast reconstruction, prosthesis, complementary medicine, diet, lymphoedema, relationships with partners, self-help and counselling groups, specialist breast cancer centres offering multi-disciplinary care, and patient power.