ABC of Breast Diseases

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J. Michael Dixon
John Wiley & Sons, Apr 8, 2009 - Medical - 120 pages
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Covers all the recent advances in screening, helping with the assessment of symptoms, prognosis and treatments of breast diseases

Breast diseases are becoming more and more common and health professionals in almost every field will probably come into contact with a patient who has a breast disorder. This third edition provides an account of the current knowledge on benign and malignant breast conditions and the treatment of them.

It covers all the recent advances in screening and adjuvant treatment, including the new aromatase inhibitor clinical trials and improvements in metastatic disease treatment. New chapters on prognosis and clinical trials have also been added.

Edited and written by experts in the field, this book appeals to a wide readership including general practitioners, practice nurses, breast care nurses, surgeons or oncologists in training, and medical students. It contains such a wealth of knowledge it will also be a valuable source of information for established breast surgeons and oncologists.

Helping to assist the assessment of symptoms, prognosis and treatments of breast diseases.

 

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Contents

1 Symptoms assessment and guidelines for referral
1
2 Congenital problems and aberrations of normal development and involution
8
3 Mastalgia
15
4 Breast infection
19
5 Breast cancerepidemiology risk factors and genetics
24
6 Screening for breast cancer
30
7 Breast cancer
36
8 Management of regional nodes in breast cancer
42
11 Locally advanced breast cancer
65
12 Metastatic breast cancer
70
13 Prognostic factors
77
14 Clinical trials of management of early breast cancer
81
15 Psychological aspects
87
16 Carcinoma in situ and patients at high risk of breast cancer
92
17 Breast reconstruction
100
Index
107

9 Breast cancer treatment of elderly patients and uncommon conditions
48
10 Role of systemic treatment of primary operable breast cancer
54

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Michael Dixon, Edinburgh Breast Unit, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh

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