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Author: Sandra J Judd
Publisher: Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., ©2004.
Series: Health reference series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, detection, prevention, treatments, and therapies for breast cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources."--Provided by publisher.
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Breast cancer sourcebook.
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., ©2004
(OCoLC)707603257
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra J Judd
ISBN: 0780806689 9780780806689
OCLC Number: 55846623
Description: xiii, 595 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Breast health and breast cancer fundamentals --
1. Breast anatomy and physiology --
2. Breast lumps and other changes --
3. Fibrocystic breasts --
4. How to do a breast self-examination --
5. The biology of breast cancer --
6. Types and staging of breast cancer --
7. Histologic grades of breast cancer : helping determine a patient's outcome --
8. Inflammatory breast cancer --
9. Paget's disease of the breast : questions and answers --
pt. II. Breast cancer statistics and special cases --
10. Breast cancer facts and figures --
11. Lifetime probability of breast cancer in American women --
12. Young women and breast cancer --
13. Breast cancer in women from different racial and ethnic groups --
14. Questions and answers about estimating cancer risk in Ashkenazi Jews --
15. Breast cancer and pregnancy --
16. Diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in the elderly --
17. Male breast cancer --
pt. III. Breast cancer risk factors --
18. Risk factors for breast cancer --
19. Family history, inheritance, and breast cancer risk --
20. Hormone treatments and breast cancer risk --
21. Breast cancer risk and other known health effects in women prescribed DES while pregnant --
22. Dietary fat and breast cancer --
23. Hormones in food and breast cancer risk --
24. Smoking and breast cancer risk --
25. Environmental chemicals and breast cancer risk --
26. Study shows link between antibiotic use and increased risk of breast cancer --
27. Alcohol and breast cancer in women --
28. No link found between abortion, miscarriage, and breast cancer risk --
29. Antiperspirant and deodorant use not found to be linked to breast cancer --
30. Study finds no link between silicone breast implants and breast cancer risk --
pt. IV. Prevention of breast cancer --
31. Genetic testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 : it's your choice --
32. Breast feeding may reduce breast cancer risk --
33. Physical activity can cut breast cancer risk --
34. Phytoestrogens and breast cancer --
35. Chemoprevention of breast cancer --
36. The study of Tamoxifen and Raloxifene (STAR) : questions and answers --
37. Breast cancer prevention studies --
38. Prophylactic mastectomy --
pt. V. Breast cancer screening --
39. Guidelines for the early detection of breast cancer --
40. Screening for breast cancer --
41. What to expect during a clinical breast exam --
42. Mammography --
43. What mammograms show --
44. Breast implant imaging --
45. The effects of age, breast density, and hormone therapy on the accuracy of screening mammograms --
46. Digital mammography --
47. Improving methods for breast cancer detection --
pt. VI. Diagnosis and treatment options --
48. Diagnostic mammography --
49. The diagnostic biopsy --
50. Sentinal lymph node biopsy : what breast cancer patients need to know --
51. A guide to your pathology report --
52. Breast cancer treatment --
53. Mastectomy vs. lumpectomy : issues to consider --
54. Chemotherapy for breast cancer --
55. High-dose chemotherapy --
56. Dose-dense chemotherapy --
57. Radiation therapy for the treatment of breast cancer --
58. Adjuvant therapy for breast cancer : questions and answers --
59. Herceptin (Trastuzumab) : questions and answers --
60. New treatment significantly improves long-term outlook for breast cancer survivors --
61. Complementary cancer therapies --
62. Clinical trials : an overview --
63. Clinical trials and insurance coverage : a resource guide --
pt. VII. Post-treatment concerns --
64. Breast cancer recurrence --
65. Breast reconstruction --
66. Lymphedema : a brief overview and steps to prevention --
67. What breast cancer survivors need to know about osteoporosis --
68. Questions and answers about sexuality for women with breast cancer --
69. How to talk to your children, family, and friends about breast cancer --
pt. VIII. Additional help and information --
70. Glossary of breast cancer-related terms --
71. Breast cancer resource directory.
Series Title: Health reference series.
Responsibility: edited by Sandra J. Judd.
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"Provides basic consumer health information on risk factors, detection, prevention, treatments, and therapies for breast cancer. Includes index, glossary of related terms and directory of resources."--Provided by publisher.

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