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Dr. Susan Love's breast book / Susan M. Love, M.D. ; with Elizabeth Love and Karen Lindsey ; illustrations by Marcia Williams.

By: Love, Susan M [author.].
Contributor(s): Love, Elizabeth (Journalist) [author.] | Lindsey, Karen, 1944- [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Boston, MA : Da Capo Lifelong, [2015]Edition: Sixth edition, fully updated and revised.Description: xiii, 690 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780738218212; 0738218219.Other title: Breast book | Doctor Susan Love's breast book.Subject(s): Breast -- Diseases -- Popular works | Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works | Breast -- Cancer | Breast -- Diseases | Breast Neoplasms | Breast DiseasesGenre/Form: Popular worksDDC classification: 618.1/9 Online resources: Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
Contents:
The healthy breast and common problems: The breast -- Common breast problems. -- What causes breast cancer and how do we prevent it?: Biology of cancer -- Hereditary breast cancer -- Understanding risk -- Prevention and risk reduction. -- Finding breast cancer: Screening -- Diagnosis. -- Decisions: Coping with a breast cancer diagnosis -- What kind of breast cancer do I have? -- Decisions about treatment -- Special situations and populations. -- Part five. Treatment in the age of personalized medicine: Local treatment : surgery -- Local treatment : radiation therapy -- Systemic therapy : chemotherapy, hormones, targeted therapies -- Systemic therapy : lifestyle changes and complementary treatments. -- Part six. After treatment: Follow-up -- After breast cancer treatment : living with collateral damage. -- Recurrence of breast cancer: When cancer comes back -- Living with recurrence -- Eradicating breast cancer, politics and research. --
Summary: "This fully revised sixth edition explains the biology behind the clinical options. Whether a reader is at risk and interested in prevention, diagnosed and trying to prevent recurrence, or living with metastatic cancer and seeking ways to survive longer and better, Dr. Love provides the most expert and reassuring support. This revision discusses the new genetic tests, controversies regarding screening, and what you need to know about dense breasts. Dr. Love also reviews the most recent technologies, such as liquid biopsies (identifying tumor cells in blood), plus current findings on the timing of chemotherapy, male breast cancer, and exciting new immunological therapies, all in her unique explanatory style. In addition, she considers the collateral damage of treatment and explores the newer approaches to metastatic disease"-- Back cover.
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"A Merloyd Lawrence Book."

"This fully revised sixth edition explains the biology behind the clinical options. Whether a reader is at risk and interested in prevention, diagnosed and trying to prevent recurrence, or living with metastatic cancer and seeking ways to survive longer and better, Dr. Love provides the most expert and reassuring support. This revision discusses the new genetic tests, controversies regarding screening, and what you need to know about dense breasts. Dr. Love also reviews the most recent technologies, such as liquid biopsies (identifying tumor cells in blood), plus current findings on the timing of chemotherapy, male breast cancer, and exciting new immunological therapies, all in her unique explanatory style. In addition, she considers the collateral damage of treatment and explores the newer approaches to metastatic disease"-- Back cover.

Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- Part one. The healthy breast and common problems: 1. The breast -- 2. Common breast problems. -- Part two. What causes breast cancer and how do we prevent it?: 3. Biology of cancer -- 4. Hereditary breast cancer -- 5. Understanding risk -- 6. Prevention and risk reduction. -- Part three. Finding breast cancer: 7. Screening -- 8. Diagnosis. -- Part four. Decisions: 9. Coping with a breast cancer diagnosis -- 10. What kind of breast cancer do I have? -- 11. Decisions about treatment -- 12. Special situations and populations. -- Part five. Treatment in the age of personalized medicine: 13. Local treatment : surgery -- 14. Local treatment : radiation therapy -- 15. Systemic therapy : chemotherapy, hormones, targeted therapies -- 16. Systemic therapy : lifestyle changes and complementary treatments. -- Part six. After treatment: 17. Follow-up -- 18. After breast cancer treatment : living with collateral damage. -- Part seven. Recurrence of breast cancer: 19. When cancer comes back -- 20. Living with recurrence -- Epilogue : Eradicating breast cancer, politics and research. -- Appendix A. Resources -- Appendix B. Pathology checklist -- Notes -- Glossary -- Index -- About the author.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 579-639) and index.

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