This book is part of the Bettercare series, which addresses the need for continuing education of healthcare workers. The series was founded by Prof Woods and has been extensively used in South Africa. The book was inspired by the Breast Course for Nurses that has been run by Dr Edge at Christiaan Barnard Hospital in Cape Town. If you are interested in signing up for the course, please visit the website

We have had great fun writing the book. As can be seen from the page of acknowledgements, it was truly a collaborative effort. We hope you learn as much from using the book as we did from writing it.

Jenny Edge and David Woods

About the authors

Dr Jenny Edge is a breast specialist. She has a particular interest in breast surgery and is the founder of the Breast Course for Nurses.

Prof David Woods is a retired neonatologist in Cape Town and the editor-in-chief of the renowned Bettercare learning project. He is passionate about self-empowered distant learning for all health professionals.

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