eBook Breast Cancer, 1st Edition

  • Series Name: Diseases & Disorders Series
  • Lizabeth Hardman
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  • ISBN-10: 1420505599
  • ISBN-13: 9781420505597
  • DDC: 616.99
  • 120 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2010 | Published/Released August 2010
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2010
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This book explains what breast cancer is, who gets the disorder and why, how it affects the body, diagnosis and treatment options, living with the disease, and future research.

Here is a comprehensive guide to what we now know about breast cancer, covering the causes and risk factors of the disease, its effects on the body, the impact of early diagnosis, and evolving treatment options. Increased survival rates have led to a growing population living with breast cancer: a look at that experience and what's on the horizon in breast cancer research complete the picture.

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Diseases & Disorders Series

The DISEASES & DISORDERS series offers young readers and researchers a means of understanding ailments and their ramifications. Clear, careful explanations offer insight into what these conditions are, what causes them, how people live with them, and the latest information about treatment and prevention. All volumes include primary and secondary source quotations, annotated bibliographies and lists of organizations to contact for additional information.

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  • Offering insight into the lives of people who have made an impact in the modern era, People in the News volumes are sure to be of interest to students researching current topics and popular culture.


"Recommended for health reports or for any library that serves young adults."--Ludington Library Reviews, January, 2011

— Ludington Library Reviews

"Sheen covers its history, diagnosis, treatment, and solutions to some everyday problems associated with it. Black-and-white captioned photos are scattered throughout. A solid choice for students with a person interest or research requests on the topic." -- School Library Journal (September 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Primary-source quotes personalize the experiences. A solid addition to the mental-health sections." -- School Library Journal (October 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Factful and useful books that approach their subjects as puzzlers for which great strides have been made in the last few decades in terms of diagnosis and treatment." -- School Library Journal (April 2001)

— School Library Journal

"Captioned photos and diagrams illustrate each book and both volumes have source notes, a list of organizations and Web sites, and a bibliography that will be useful for report writers, debaters, and parents of children diagnosed with these disfunctions." -- Booklist (October 2001)

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"Overall, the information...is more thorough and accessible than that in many books. Well-done and intuitively organized." -- School Library Journal (May 2002)

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"Volumes explore causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment. New research techniques are described in detail. Each disorder is fully explained in non-technical terms." -- School Library Journal (March 2003)

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