Developments in Oncology

Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women

Introduction by Susan M. Love

Editors: Stoll, B.A. (Ed.)

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Breast cancer is not only a burning public issue, but very soon we shall see genetic testing for a woman's predisposition to breast cancer. Many women will be demanding to know their degree of risk and will need counselling to cope with that information. This book is particularly aimed at primary health care professionals, including physicians, medical assistants, nurses and counsellors, who daily deal with questions from women concerned about their risk of developing breast cancer. To answer such questions, this book has combined a guide to identifying women at higher risk to breast cancer, with a balanced review of approaches which aim to reduce that risk. The book provides practical general measures which may reduce risk for women at average risk. For women at clearly increased risk various protective options with different levels of efficacy and acceptability are discussed.
Central to the book is the patient-centered view. We need to face reality that it still will take many years before the current clinical trials of preventive measures provide meaningful results. Meanwhile, women who seek to diminish their risk of breast cancer need all the available information. They must be given full responsibility to make an informed decision on their own health care.
Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women is a practical handbook, technicalities have been deliberately kept to a minimum, making it concise and easy to read.

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`The book is ... recommended for general and medical, surgical and radiation oncologists who deal with the treatment of patients with breast cancer, or who are approached by individuals concerned with the risk of the disease.'
Annals of Oncology 6 (1995)

Table of contents (27 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women
Book Subtitle
Introduction by Susan M. Love
Editors
  • B.A. Stoll
Series Title
Developments in Oncology
Series Volume
75
Copyright
1995
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-0489-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-0489-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-3064-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4219-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 252
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