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Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women : Introduction by Susan M. Love - Basil A. Stoll

Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women

Introduction by Susan M. Love

By: Basil A. Stoll (Editor), Susan M. Love (Introduction by)

Hardcover Published: 28th February 1995
ISBN: 9780792330646
Number Of Pages: 252

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Breast cancer is not only a burning public issue, but very soon we shall see genetic testing for a woman's predisposition to breast cancer. Many women will be demanding to know their degree of risk and will need counselling to cope with that information. This book is particularly aimed at primary health care professionals, including physicians, medical assistants, nurses and counsellors, who daily deal with questions from women concerned about their risk of developing breast cancer. To answer such questions, this book has combined a guide to identifying women at higher risk to breast cancer, with a balanced review of approaches which aim to reduce that risk. The book provides practical general measures which may reduce risk for women at average risk. For women at clearly increased risk various protective options with different levels of efficacy and acceptability are discussed.
Central to the book is the patient-centered view. We need to face reality that it still will take many years before the current clinical trials of preventive measures provide meaningful results. Meanwhile, women who seek to diminish their risk of breast cancer need all the available information. They must be given full responsibility to make an informed decision on their own health care.
Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women is a practical handbook, technicalities have been deliberately kept to a minimum, making it concise and easy to read.

Industry Reviews

`The book is ... recommended for general and medical, surgical and radiation oncologists who deal with the treatment of patients with breast cancer, or who are approached by individuals concerned with the risk of the disease.'
Annals of Oncology 6 (1995)

Preface
Introduction
Recognizing Increased Breast Cancer Risk
Who Develops Breast Cancer?
Risk from Family History
Childbearing and Related Risk Factors
Risk from Benign Breast Disease
Risk from Age, Race and Social Class
Assessing a Woman's Genetic Risk
Ethics and Economics of Genetic Testing for Breast Cancer
Advising the High Risk Woman
Counseling the High Risk Woman
Mastectomy for Cancer Prevention
Trial of Tamoxifen Therapy for Protection
Trial of Vitamin A Analogues for Protection
Trial of Low Fat Diet for Protection
Trial of Ovarian Suppression for Protection
Compliance by High Risk Women
Avoidance of Possible Risk Factors
Dietary Guidelines
Risks Associated with Obesity
Choosing Hormonal Contraception
Choosing Hormone Replacement Therapy
Clinical Programs for Breast Cancer Protection
Nurses' Role in Educating Women on Risks
Perspectives and Viewpoints
Women's Perspectives on Breast Cancer Protection
A Patient's View of Breast Cancer Trials
Should we Aim at Prevention in Youth?
Role and Limitations of Mammography in Screening
Mind and Breast Cancer Risk
Avoidable Environmental Links to Breast Cancer
Asking the Right Questions
Index
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ISBN: 9780792330646
ISBN-10: 0792330641
Series: Developments in Oncology
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 252
Published: 28th February 1995
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 24.84 x 16.87  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.62

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