Breast diseases are common and often encountered by health professionals in primary care. While the incidence of breast cancer is increasing, earlier detection and improved treatments are helping to reduce breast cancer mortality.
The ABC of Breast Diseases provides comprehensive guidance to the assessment of symptoms, and how to manage all common breast conditions and provides guidelines on referral. It covers congenital problems, breast infection and mastalgia, before addressing the epidemiology, prevention, screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. It outlines the treatment and management options for breast cancer within different groups and includes new chapters on the genetics, prevention, management of high risk women and the psychological aspects of breast diseases.
Edited and written by internationally renowned experts in the field and highly illustrated in full colour, this fourth edition remains a practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, practice nurses and breast care nurses as well as for surgeons and oncologists both in training and recently qualified as well as medical students.
1 Symptoms Assessment and Guidelines for Referral 1J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas2 Congenital Problems and Aberrations of Normal Development and Involution 12J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas3 Mastalgia 25Julie Iddon and J Michael Dixon4 Breast Infection 31J Michael Dixon5 Breast Cancer: Epidemiology Risk Factors and Genetics 41Ivana Sestak Jack Cuzick and Gareth Evans6 Prevention of Breast Cancer 47Ivana Sestak Jack Cuzick Gareth Evans and Ava Kwong7 Screening for Breast Cancer 51Robin Wilson Douglas Macmillan and Julietta Patnick8 Breast Cancer 59J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas9 Management of Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer 68Nigel Bundred J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas10 Breast Cancer: Treatment of Elderly Patients and Uncommon Conditions 77J Michael Dixon and Richard Sainsbury11 Role of Systemic Treatment of Primary Operable Breast Cancer 86AA Kotsori and Ian Smith12 Locally Advanced Breast Cancer 102J Michael Dixon and Robert Leonard13 Metastatic Breast Cancer 109Robert Leonard and J Michael Dixon14 Prognostic Factors 119Alastair Thompson and Sarah Pinder15 Psychological Impact of Breast Cancer 125Belinda Hacking16 Carcinoma in situ 130Nigel Bundred and J Michael Dixon17 Breast Reconstruction 138J Michael Dixon Cameron Raine and Eva M Weiler–MithoffIndex 151