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Love, Susan M
Dr. Susan Love's breast book / Susan M. Love with Karen Lindsey
Alternate Title Breast book
Doctor Susan Love's breast book
5th ed
Cambridge : Da Capo Press, c2010
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  RG491 .L68 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Breast -- Diseases -- Popular works
Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works
Physical Description xv, 736 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Note "A Merloyd Lawrence Book."
Includes bibliographical references (p. 669-708) and index
Contents The healthy breast and common problems. The breast and its development ; Variations in development and plastic surgery ; Common breast problems -- What causes breast cancer and how do we prevent it? Understanding biology and risk ; Risk factors ; Tests for risk ; Prevention and risk reduction -- Diagnosis and screening. Diagnosis : mammography, ultrasound, MRI, and biopsies ; Screening -- Decisions. Introduction to breast cancer ; What kind of breast cancer do I have? ; Decisions regarding treatment ; Special situations and populations -- Treatment in the age of personalized medicine. Surgery ; Oncoplastic surgery, reconstruction, and prostheses ; Radiation therapy ; Systemic therapy ; Lifestyle changes and complementary treatments ; After treatment -- Recurrence. When cancer comes back ; Living with recurrence -- Eradicating breast cancer : politics and research -- Appendices. A, Drugs used for systemic treatment of breast cancer ; B, Resources ; C, The wellness community physician/patient statement ; D, Pathology checklist ; E, General physical activities defined by level of intensity
Summary Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it. Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs
Alternate Author Lindsey, Karen, 1944-

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