Management of Patients at High Risk for Breast Cancer

  • ID: 2221385
  • Book
  • 324 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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This book is the first to identify women who are at increased risk for developing breast cancer as a large and increasingly important population in need of special health–care attention. By examining the factors that contribute to their risk and using quantitative risk models, Management of patients at High Risk offers practical, authoritative guidance in the management of these patients, both healthy and ill. The book covers the spectrum of issues clinicians face in providing expert counsel and effective, human care–including the many diagnostic and therapeutic options available. Chapters summarize the most recent thinking on generics, epidemiology, and the role of mammography, pharmacologic and surgical prevention and treatment. The authors review both the benefits and disadvantages of various management options and discusses important considerations such as costs, psychological management, and the associated legal and ethical issues. A practical model for organizing a risk assessment clinic is also presented.
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1. Epidemiology of Breast Cancer.


2. Genetics of Breast Cancer.

3. Clinical Characteristics of Genetically Determined Breast Cancer.

4. Quantitative Breast Cancer Risk Assessment.

5. Clinical Characteristics of Genetically Determined Ovarian Cancer.

6. Genetic Screening for Ovarian Cancer Risk Assessment.

7. Contemporary Breast Imaging in the High Risk Assessment.

8. Imaging Guided Percutaneous Biopsies.

9. New Horizons in Breast Imaging.

10. Development of a Risk Assessment Clinic.

11. Prophylactic Mastectomy.

12. Chemoprevention: Reducing Breast Cancer Risk.

13. Psychological Management of Women at RIsk for Breast Cancer.

14. Legal and Ethical Issues in Risk Assessment, Management and Testing.

15. Cost Effectiveness of the Identification of Women at High Risk for the Development of Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer.

16. Population–Based Prevention Strategies.


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Victor G. Vogel
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