1. Core Biopsy2. Reporting core biopsies-Benign (B2) Lesions3. Reporting core biopsies- Benign lesions that usually need further intervention (B3 lesions)4. Reporting core biopsies- Lesions that are highly suspicious of malignancy (B4) or definitely malignant (B5) 5. Dealing with The Excised Specimen6. Reporting Excised Cancer Specimens7. Phyllodes Tumour and selected benign breast lesions8. Women at Higher Risk of Developing Breast Cancer and the concept of Risk-based breast screening9. Male Breast Biopsies
This book provides a concise, step-by-step guide to accurate microscopic diagnosis for clinicians who deal with patients with breast lesions. The emphasis is on a practical approach to dealing with breast biopsies and reaching a diagnosis. It outlines the procedures used for the microscopic diagnosis of various breast lesions and the significance of the nomenclature and terms used in pathology reports, including those dealing with uncommon or rare lesions. Ample illustrations of the lesions discussed are included, particularly those dealing with uncommon and border-line lesions. There is a special emphasis on breast cancer and on the fact that not all breast cancers are the same. The different ways by which breast cancers are classified are discussed including recent classifications which lead to personalized therapy.
The book is aimed at pathologists of all grades who deal with breast biopsies including those in training. It would be also useful for practicing and trainee surgeons and oncologists as well as other health professionals dealing with patients with breast diseases and scientists carrying out research on breast problems.
Sami Shousha, MD, FRCPath is Consultant Histopathologist and Honorary Principle Research fellow at Charing Cross Hospital and Imperial College Faculty of Medicine, London. He was trained in Histopathology at the Royal Free Hospital and School of Medicine, London and has been working at Charing Cross Hospital since 1978 with a special interest in Breast Pathology. He has been running the annual 'Hammersmith Diagnostic Histopathology of Breast Disease Course' for more than 15 years. His research is mainly concerned with breast pathology and he has more than 350 scientific publications. He is the editor of the bestselling book 'Breast Pathology. Problematic Issues'