Essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, and all physicians involved
in breast cancer patient care
M.D. Anderson's current standard approach to breast cancer care
Detailed and key practice points provided for each chapter
New chapters on Molecular Prognostic and Predictive Markers, and Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Women with Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer, Second Edition, is the seventh book in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights M. D. Anderson Cancer Centerâ€™s multidisciplinary approach and reviews the entire spectrum of patient care, from prevention and screening through diagnosis and treatment through posttreatment follow-up and survivorship issues.
This new edition of Breast Cancer has been extensively revised and updated. It covers newer approaches adopted since the first edition of this book was published in 2001, such as new options for breast cancer prevention, the role of MRI screening for women at high risk for breast cancer development, and integration of trastuzumab (Herceptin) into treatment regimens for early breast cancer. A number of new tables and figures have been added as well.
In 19 comprehensive yet concise chapters, the experts at M. D. Anderson discuss primary prevention of breast cancer, screening for early detection of breast cancer, genetic predisposition to breast cancer and genetic counseling and testing, diagnostic imaging, pathology, surgical options, reconstructive surgery, radiation therapy, prognostic markers, standard and high-dose chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, gynecologic problems in breast cancer patients, posttreatment rehabilitation, menopausal health after breast cancer, and sexuality in breast cancer survivors.
This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 figures and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, internists, family practitioners, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with breast cancer.
Written for: Oncologists, oncology residents, surgeons
Table of contents
Chap 1: Multidisciplinary Care of the Breast Cancer Patient: Overview and Implementation.
Chap 2: Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer and Screening for Early Detection of Breast Cancer.
Chap 3: Genetic Predisposition to Breast Cancer.
Chap 4: Mammography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the Breast, and Radionuclide Imaging of the Breast.
Chap 5: Breast Sonography.
Chap 6: Core Needle Biopsy and Needle Localization Biopsy of Nonpalpable Breast Lesions: Technical Considerations and Diagnostic Challenges.
Chap 7: Surgical Options for Breast Cancer.
Chap 8: Rehabilitation of Patients with Breast Cancer.
Chap 9: Reconstructive Surgery.
Chap 10: Radiation Therapy for Early and Advanced Breast Disease.
Chap 11: Serum Markers and Circulating Tumor Cells.
Chap 12: Molecular Prognostic and Predictive Markers.
Chap 13: Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.
Chap 14: High-Dose Chemotherapy as Treatment for High-Risk Primary and Metastatic Breast Cancer.
Chap 15: Endocrine Therapy for Breast Cancer.
Chap 16: Gynecologic Problems in Patients with Breast Cancer.
Chap 17: Special Clinical Situations in Patients with Breast Cancer.
Chap 18: Menopausal Health after Breast Cancer.
Chap 19: Sexuality and Fertility Issues in Women with Breast Cancer.