Breast Cancer

Paperback | June 15, 2009

byChristobel Saunders, Sunil Jassal

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Breast Cancer: The Facts is a concise and accessible guide to breast cancer for patients and their families, general health practitioners, nurses and medical and allied health students. For those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this book will provide essential background information on the disease and will assist them in negotiating the often convoluted and obscure path through treatment. With this knowledge, people affected by breast cancer, and their families, will be able toask health care teams the questions in order to make informed decisions about treatment. This publication covers all aspects of the diagnosis and management of breast cancer, focusing on the patient journey, but also includes information on women at high risk, menopause and fertility after treatment, breast cancer associated with pregnancy, the role of clinical research, and thepsychosocial aspects of diagnosis and survivorship.The clear layout of the book enables readers to focus on chapters or topic areas relevant to their specific concerns. The authors have also provided the details of additional resources which can further inform the reader.Although written by two specialists in breast cancer, the focus on the whole patient, their family and social networks, and the role of other professionals such as the general practitioner, transforms the book from a textbook on breast cancer to a holistic guide to better health at and afterdiagnosis with the disease.

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Breast Cancer: The Facts is a concise and accessible guide to breast cancer for patients and their families, general health practitioners, nurses and medical and allied health students. For those newly diagnosed with breast cancer, this book will provide essential background information on the disease and will assist them in negotiatin...

Christobel Saunders is Professor of Surgical Oncology at The University of Western Australia, teaching surgery to medical students and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate research projects. An active clinical researcher, she is a lead investigator in several large studies in cancer. Her research interests include clinical trial...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.35 inPublished:June 15, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199558698

ISBN - 13:9780199558698

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Table of Contents

1. Breasts and Breast Cancer2. Who is at Risk?3. What to look for4. Screening for Breast Cancer in the Population5. Diagnosis of Breast Disease6. Breast Cancer Under The Microscope: How Pathology Relates To The Course Of The Disease7. The Team Approach8. Surgery For Breast Cancer9. Radiotherapy10. Chemotherapy11. Hormones And Breast Cancer12. New Drug Treatments13. Advanced And Recurrent Breast Cancer14. Coping With Breast Cancer15. Special Circumstances16. Surviving After Breast CancerGlossaryAppendix: Breast Cancer Survivorship Plan