Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 4th Edition

  • Amy L. Sutton
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  • ISBN-10: 0780812808
  • ISBN-13: 9780780812802
  • DDC: 616.99
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 640 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Basic consumer health information about the prevalence, risk factors, and symptoms of breast cancer, including ductal and lobular carcinoma in situ, invasive carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, and breast cancer in men and pregnant women; along with facts about benign breast changes, breast cancer screening and diagnostic tests, treatments such as surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, and hormonal and biologic therapies, tips on managing treatment side effects and complications, a glossary of terms, and a directory of resources for additional help and information.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
1: Introduction to Breast Cancer.
2: Breast and Lymphatic System Basics: Understanding Breast Health.
3: Benign Breast Changes.
4: What You Need to Know about Breast Cancer.
5: The Role of Estrogen in Breast Cancer Development.
6: The Link between Breast and Ovarian Cancer.
7: Statistics on Breast Cancer in the United States.
8: Recent Research Advances in Breast Cancer.
9: Types of Breast Cancer.
10: Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS).
11: Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS).
12: Invasive Carcinoma of the Breast.
13: Medullary Breast Carcinoma.
14: Inflammatory Breast Cancer.
15: Paget Disease of the Nipple.
16: Triple-Negative Breast Cancer.
17: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Prevention of Breast Cancer.
18: Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Symptoms.
19: Alcohol Consumption and Breast Cancer Risk.
20: Diethylstilbestrol (DES) and Breast Cancer Risk.
21: Environmental Factors and Breast Cancer Risk.
22: Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk.
23: Oral Contraceptives and Cancer Risk.
24: Overweight, Obesity, and Cancer Risk.
25: Myths about Breast Cancer Risk.
26: Understanding Your Risk: Genetic Counseling for Cancer.
27: Breast Cancer Genetic Testing: Understanding BRCA1 and BRCA2.
28: Preventing Breast Cancer in People Who Are Susceptible.
29: Screening, Diagnosis, and Stages of Breast Cancer.
30: Breast Cancer Screening and Exams.
31: Mammograms.
32: Other Breast Imaging Procedures.
33: Breast Biopsy.
34: Testing for Hormone Receptor Status.
35: Understanding your Breast Pathology Report.
36: Breast Cancer Diagnosis: Questions to Ask.
37: Breast Cancer Staging.
38: Breast Cancer Treatments.
39: How to Find a Doctor or Treatment Facility If You Have Cancer.
40: Making Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions.
41: Adjuvant and Neoadjuvant Therapy for Breast Cancer.
42: Surgical Treatments for Breast Cancer.
43: Radiation Therapy for Breast Cancer.
44: Chemotherapy for Breast Cancer.
45: Hormone Therapy for Breast Cancer.
46: Targeted (Biologic) Therapies for Breast Cancer.
47: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies Used in the Treatment of Breast Cancer.
48: Treating Breast Cancer During Pregnancy.
49: Treating Male Breast Cancer.
50: Treating Advanced and Recurrent Breast Cancer.
51: Clinical Trials.
52: Managing Side Effects and Complications of Breast Cancer Treatment.
53: Side Effects and Complications of Breast Cancer Treatment.
54: Fatigue after Cancer Treatment.
55: Infection after Breast Cancer Treatment.
56: Lymphedema.
57: Pain after Cancer Treatment.
58: Sexuality and Fertility Issues in People with Cancer.
59: Dealing with Hair Loss Related to Breast Cancer Treatment.
60: Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Therapies Used for the Side Effects of Breast Cancer and Its Treatment.
61: Living with Breast Cancer.
62: Nutrition and Cancer.
63: Exercise after Cancer.
64: Breast Cancer and Your Emotions: Tips for Coping.
65: Talking to Family and Loved Ones about Your Cancer.
66: Breast Cancer and Work.
67: Purchasing Breast Prostheses and Post-Mastectomy Bras.
68: Insurance and Paying for Breast Cancer Treatment.
69: Caregiving for Someone with Breast Cancer.
70: Additional Help and Information.
71: Glossary of Breast Cancer Terms.
72: Directory of Organizations That Offer Information and Financial Assistance to People with Breast Cancer.