Breast Disease Management: A Multidisciplinary Manual

Paperback | November 15, 2013

byJames Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas

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Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one that involves a huge range of healthcare professionals, in which the truly multidisciplinary managementstyle required has previously been only sparsely addressed. This book provides a practical guide on how to investigate and manage common breast problems for all members of the breast disease team, whether surgeons, nurses, pathologists or support workers. Its focus is on providing easy access to themost up-to-date evidence, allowing healthcare workers to make the best decisions possible and encouraging a team approach to patient support.26 chapters cover the whole of the patient journey from assessment through to surgery and adjuvant treatments, giving a practical overview of the whole process of care. The coverage guides the reader from clinical examination and investigation of the breast patient to pre-operative workup andpost-operative complication guidance. To enable swift and effective decision-making, clear management plans are provided for common breast problems. The book also includes the latest evidence, guidance and references on breast disease, together with discussions on current controversies in the fieldincluding the management of margins, management of the axilla and the evidence surrounding the NHS Breast Screening Programme. To give practical advice on the realities of being part of a breast care team, the book also has several chapters devoted to leadership and management including MDTrequirements, audit and research, avoiding complaints and the organisation of a breast unit.Enabling every healthcare professional to respond to patients' needs accurately and knowledgeably, Breast Disease Management is a practical guide for the whole team in providing truly patient-centred, effective care.

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Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one that involves a huge range of healthcare professionals, in which the truly multidisciplinary managementstyle required has previously been only spar...

Mr James Harvey completed a PhD on Novel Immune Therapies in Breast Cancer and completed his surgical training with a National Oncoplastic Fellowship in Sheffield, England. He has an ongoing interest in education and has recently completed a Certificate in Clinical Education. Currently working as a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pagesPublished:November 15, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199215065

ISBN - 13:9780199215065

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Table of Contents

1. How to survive breast clinics2. The National Health Service Breast Screening Programme3. Multidisciplinary Working4. Anatomy and Physiology5. Breast Cancer Facts and Figures6. Breast Assessment7. Benign Breast Problems and Management8. Surgical Management of Benign Breast Disease9. Gynaecomastia10. Invasive Breast Cancer11. Non-Invasive Breast Disease12. Basic Surgery for Breast Cancer13. Adjuvant Therapy14. Treatment-Induced Complications15. Ward management16. Breast Reduction17. Oncoplastic Mastectomy Incisions18. Breast Conserving Surgery: Volume Displacement19. Breast Reconstruction: Volume Replacement20. Lipmodelling21. Nipple-areola Reconstruction22. Breast Augmentation and Symmetrisation Surgery23. Recurrent Breast Cancer24. Management of the High Risk Patient25. Research and Audit26. Complaints, mistakes and how to minimize problems