ABC of Breast Diseases (Google eBook)

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J. Michael Dixon
John Wiley & Sons, Aug 6, 2012 - Medical - 168 pages
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Breast diseases are common and often encountered by health professionals in primary care. While the incidence of breast cancer is increasing, earlier detection and improved treatments are helping to reduce breast cancer mortality.

The "ABC of Breast Diseases" provides comprehensive guidance to the assessment of symptoms, and how to manage all common breast conditions and provides guidelines on referral. It covers congenital problems, breast infection and mastalgia, before addressing the epidemiology, prevention, screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. It outlines the treatment and management options for breast cancer within different groups and includes new chapters on the genetics, prevention, management of high risk women and the psychological aspects of breast diseases.

Edited and written by internationally renowned experts in the field and highly illustrated in full colour, this fourth edition remains a practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, practice nurses and breast care nurses as well as for surgeons and oncologists both in training and recently qualified as well as medical students.

  

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Contents

Congenital Problems and Aberrations of Normal
2-1
Morphea
2-35
Mastalgia
2-41
Further reading
2-53
Factitial Disease
4-30
Breast Cancer Epidemiology Risk Factors and Genetics
4-33
The Breast Cancer Genes
4-41
Prevention of Breast Cancer
4-48
Breast Cancer and Pregnancy
10-17
Role of Systemic Treatment of Primary Operable Breast
10-31
Neoadjuvant Lapatinib and Pertuzumab
10-62
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
10-70
Metastatic Breast Cancer
10-90
Prognostic Factors
13-25
Psychological Impact of Breast Cancer
13-41
Carcinoma in situ
13-53

Men with BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations
4-57
Further reading
7-19
Management of Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer
8-24
Further reading
9-23
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
10-7
Breast Reconstruction
13-72
Nipple Reconstruction
17-26
Index
17-38
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J Michael Dixon, Consultant Surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Edinburgh Breast Unit, and Clinical Director, Breakthrough Research Unit, Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK

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