Radiation Oncology

Non-Disseminated Breast Cancer

Controversial Issues in Management

Editors: Fletcher, Gilbert H., Levitt, Seymour H (Eds.)

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In the last two decades, there has been a major increase in the actual numbers of women diagnosed with breast cancer (from 65000 new cases 20 years ago in the United States to 183000 in 1993). Concomitant with this has been a shift toward making the diagnosis earlier and toward diagnosing an earlier stage ofthe disease (more than 70% of diagnoses were of advanced-stage disease two decades ago, whereas more than 70% of diagnoses are now earlier-stage disease in 1992). These changes are clearly related to the woman's greater sensitivity to abnormalities in the breast and her seeking medical care, to the physician's greater awareness of the potential diagnosis of cancer, and to the major and important impact of mammographic screening. These changes have had a major impact on the questions of appropriate treatment, thereby contributing to the controversies in the disease. What is the role of surgery? What are the respective advantages of radical mastectomy, modified radical mastectomy, and conservation surgery with and without supplementary treatment? What is the role of radiation therapy? When should radiation therapy be performed after mastectomy, and what volumes should be irradiated post mastectomy? Where is radiation therapy indicated after conservation surgery, and when is radiation therapy an effective palliative treatment measure? When should chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy be used as an adjuvant to primary treatment and when as an effective palliative treatment? This book by Levitt and Fletcher addresses these critical and important issues.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Is Breast Cancer Curable?

    Fletcher, Gilbert H.

    Pages 1-3

  • Criteria of Operability in Advanced Breast Cancer

    Lawrence, Walter (et al.)

    Pages 5-9

  • Postoperative Radiotherapy and the Pattern of Distant Spread in Breast Cancer

    Tubiana, Maurice

    Pages 11-26

  • How Much of the Axilla Should Be Dissected?

    Osteen, Robert T.

    Pages 27-34

  • How Much of the Effect of Chemotherapy Is Due to Hormonal Manipulation?

    Sacks, Nigel P. M. (et al.)

    Pages 35-42

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Softcover $149.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Non-Disseminated Breast Cancer
Book Subtitle
Controversial Issues in Management
Editors
  • Gilbert H. Fletcher
  • Seymour H Levitt
Series Title
Radiation Oncology
Copyright
1993
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-84593-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-84593-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-84595-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 168
Number of Illustrations and Tables
5 b/w illustrations
Topics