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Breast Cancer

This updated New Edition provides a complete yet concise understanding of breast cancer—from biology, pathology, and screening through diagnosis, treatment, long-term follow-up, and adjuvant care. Its practical, multidisciplinary focus addresses the concerns of every member of the health care team. A unique question-and-answer format offers clear answers to clinical questions, enhancing communication among physicians, nurses, and patients.

Audience
Surgeons, Oncologists and Residents, and Health Science Libraries

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Published: September 2005

Imprint: Churchill Livingstone

ISBN: 978-0-443-06634-4

Reviews

  • "A beautiful book that contains a wealth of information and illustrations...Of great use to all those who care for patients with breast cancer and who have questions requiring a quick, precise, and up-to-date answer."-NEJM

    "Concise, easy to read, and quite well referenced...This book must be seriously considered by anyone interested in a comprehensive yet manageable breast cancer text that has the reader's perspective in mind."-Archives of Surgery

Contents

  • SECTION I. Molecular and Epidemiologic Issues

    Chapter 1. Epidemiology of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 2. Oncogenetic Basis of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 3. Molecular and Cellular Biology of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 4. Hormonal Influences on Oncogenesis and Growth of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 5. Risk Factors for Breast Cancer

    Chapter 6. Prevention of Breast Cancer


    SECTION II. Pathology

    Chapter 7. Pathologic Evolution of Pre-Invasive Breast Cancer: The Atypical Hyperplasias

    Chapter 8. Pathology of In-Situ Breast Cancer

    Chapter 9. Pathology of Invasive Breast Cancer

    Chapter 10. Pathology of Special Forms of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 11. Pathology of Regional Lymph Nodes

    Chapter 12. Molecular Pathology of Breast Cancer


    SECTION III. Diagnosis

    Chapter 13. Surveillance Strategy for Breast Cancer

    Chapter 14. Clinical Assessment of Benign Breast Disease and Cancer

    Chapter 15. Mammographic Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 16. Sonographic Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 17. Needle Biopsy Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 18. Advanced Technology and Diagnostic Strategy for Breast Cancer


    SECTION IV. Staging and Prognosis

    Chapter 19. Evaluating and Staging the Patient with Breast Cancer

    Chapter 20. Genetic Counseling

    SECTION V. Treatment

    Chapter 21. Development of Modern Breast Cancer Treatment

    Chapter 22. Multimodality Treatment of Breast Cancer

    Chapter 23. Treatment of In-Situ Breast Cancer

    Chapter 24. Surgery for Breast Cancer

    Chapter 25. Reconstruction Following Surgery for Breast Cancer

    Chapter 26. Radiotherapy for In-Situ, Stage I, and Stage II Breast Cancer

    Chapter 27. Adjuvant Systemic Treatment for Breast Cancer

    Chapter 28. Treatment of Bilateral Breast Cancer

    Chapter 29. Treatment of Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

    Chapter 30. Emerging Local Treatment Modalities for Breast Cancer

    Chapter 31. Surveillance Following Breast Cancer Treatment


    SECTION VI. Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer

    Chapter 32. Management of Metastatic Breast Cancer

    I. Principles of Treatment
    II. Chemotherapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer
    III. Hormonal and Biological Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer
    IV. Hypercalcemia of Metastatic Breast Cancer
    V. Brain Metastases from Metastatic Breast Cancer
    VI. Spinal Column Metastases from Metastatic Breast Cancer
    VII. Ocular Metastases from Metastatic Breast Cancer
    VIII. Thoracic Metastases from Metastatic Breast Cancer
    IX. Bone Metastases from Metastatic Breast Cancer
    X. Radiation Therapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer
    XI. Management of Pain for Metastatic Breast Cancer and Management of the Terminal Patient


    SECTION VII. Special Issues in Breast Cancer Treatment

    Chapter 33. Treatment of High-Risk Patients

    Chapter 34. Treatment of Unusual Malignant Neoplasias and Clinical Presentations

    Chapter 35. Treatment of the Pregnant Patient with Breast Cancer

    Chapter 36. Treatment of Male Breast Cancer

    Chapter 37. Gynecologic Management of the Breast Cancer Patient


    SECTION VIII. Psychological, Nursing, and Social Issues

    Chapter 38. Rehabilitation and Nursing Care

    Chapter 39. Needs of Breast Cancer Patients and Their Families: Psychosocial Adaptation

    Chapter 40. Medico-Legal Issues in Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment


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