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ABC of Breast Diseases, 4th Edition

J. Michael Dixon (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-47186-9 August 2012 BMJ Books 168 Pages


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.

Contributors vii

Preface ix

1 Symptoms, Assessment and Guidelines for Referral 1
J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas

2 Congenital Problems and Aberrations of Normal Development and Involution 12
J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas

3 Mastalgia 25
Julie Iddon and J Michael Dixon

4 Breast Infection 31
J Michael Dixon

5 Breast Cancer: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Genetics 41
Ivana Sestak, Jack Cuzick and Gareth Evans

6 Prevention of Breast Cancer 47
Ivana Sestak, Jack Cuzick, Gareth Evans and Ava Kwong

7 Screening for Breast Cancer 51
Robin Wilson, Douglas Macmillan and Julietta Patnick

8 Breast Cancer 59
J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas

9 Management of Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer 68
Nigel Bundred, J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas

10 Breast Cancer: Treatment of Elderly Patients and Uncommon Conditions 77
J Michael Dixon and Richard Sainsbury

11 Role of Systemic Treatment of Primary Operable Breast Cancer 86
AA Kotsori and Ian Smith

12 Locally Advanced Breast Cancer 102
J Michael Dixon and Robert Leonard

13 Metastatic Breast Cancer 109
Robert Leonard and J Michael Dixon

14 Prognostic Factors 119
Alastair Thompson and Sarah Pinder

15 Psychological Impact of Breast Cancer 125
Belinda Hacking

16 Carcinoma in situ 130
Nigel Bundred and J Michael Dixon

17 Breast Reconstruction 138
J Michael Dixon, Cameron Raine and Eva M Weiler-Mithoff

Index 151