Each chapter is written by an expert in the field and topics include the anatomy of the breast, all available treatments, complementary therapies, the psychological care of both patients and their families, and the role of the specialist nurse. With breast cancer increading as the population ages, this book provides a well–balanced approach to all aspects of managing malignancy. The importance of writing from a nursing perspective is underlined so that the essence of support and bedside care is not missed.
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Chapter 1. An Overview of Breast Cancer – Elisabeth Grimsey.
Chapter 2. Rare Breast Cancers – Helen Froyd.
Chapter 3. Breast Cancer Genetics – Audrey Ardern–Jones.
Chapter 4. Breast Screening – Linda Lee.
Chapter 5. Surgery as a Treatment for Breast Cancer – Victoria Harmer.
Chapter 6. Physiotherapy for Patients with Breast Cancer – Helen Macleod and Pauline Koelling.
Chapter 7. Breast Reconstruction – Nicola West.
Chapter 8. Chemotherapy as a Treatment for Breast Cancer – Joan McCoy.
Chapter 9. Radiotherapy as a Treatment for Breast Cancer – Karen Burnet.
Chapter 10. Hormones as a Treatment for Breast Cancer – Deborah Fenlon.
Chapter 11. Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer – Mary Woods.
Chapter 12. Fungating Wounds – Rachael King.
Chapter 13. Advanced Disease – Elizabeth Lomas.
Chapter 14. Complementary and Alternative Therapies – Rosemary Lucey.
Chapter 15. Psychological Issues for the Patient with Breast Cancer – Mary Turner.
Chapter 16. The Differing Roles of Specialist Nurses – Emma Pennery.