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Medicine - Surgery | Management of the Patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Management of the Patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer

Hansen, Nora M. (Ed.)

2013, X, 190 p. 54 illus., 50 illus. in color.

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  • Presents a concise yet comprehensive summary
  • Chapters written by experts in their fields
  • Essential components for developing a high risk program are outlined

Management of the Patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer provides a state-of-the art review of patients who are at high risk for breast cancer, how to identify them, the tools available for risk assessment and quantification and indications for genetic counseling and testing. The book summarizes the high risk breast imaging options, including newest techniques and schedules. Pathologic evaluation of high risk lesions are featured as well as the management issues surrounding these lesions. The volume also covers the management of concomitant cancer risk and screening strategies.

A concise, yet comprehensive overview of the current status of the topic, Management of the Patient at High Risk for Breast Cancer serves as a useful resource for physicians and researchers dealing with and interested in patients at high risk for breast cancer.  

Content Level » Professional/practitioner

Keywords » BRCA gene family - Breast reconstruction - Breast ultrasound - Concomitant cancer risk - Mammogram - Nipple sparing mastectomy

Related subjects » Gynecology - Surgery

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