The ABC of Breast Diseases provides comprehensive guidance to the assessment of symptoms, and how to manage all common breast conditions and provides guidelines on referral. It covers congenital problems, breast infection and mastalgia, before addressing the epidemiology, prevention, screening and diagnosis of breast cancer. It outlines the treatment and management options for breast cancer within different groups and includes new chapters on the genetics, prevention, management of high risk women and the psychological aspects of breast diseases. Edited and written by internationally renowned experts in the field and highly illustrated in full colour, this fourth edition remains a practical guide for general practitioners, family physicians, practice nurses and breast care nurses as well as for surgeons and oncologists both in training and recently qualified as well as medical students.
J Michael Dixon, Consultant Surgeon and Professor of Surgery, Edinburgh Breast Unit, and Clinical Director, Breakthrough Research Unit, Edinburgh, Western General Hospital, Edinburgh, UK
Contributors vii Preface ix 1 Symptoms Assessment and Guidelines for Referral 1 J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas 2 Congenital Problems and Aberrations of Normal Development and Involution 12 J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas 3 Mastalgia 25 Julie Iddon and J Michael Dixon 4 Breast Infection 31 J Michael Dixon 5 Breast Cancer: Epidemiology Risk Factors and Genetics 41 Ivana Sestak Jack Cuzick and Gareth Evans 6 Prevention of Breast Cancer 47 Ivana Sestak Jack Cuzick Gareth Evans and Ava Kwong 7 Screening for Breast Cancer 51 Robin Wilson Douglas Macmillan and Julietta Patnick 8 Breast Cancer 59 J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas 9 Management of Regional Nodes in Breast Cancer 68 Nigel Bundred J Michael Dixon and Jeremy Thomas 10 Breast Cancer: Treatment of Elderly Patients and Uncommon Conditions 77 J Michael Dixon and Richard Sainsbury 11 Role of Systemic Treatment of Primary Operable Breast Cancer 86 AA Kotsori and Ian Smith 12 Locally Advanced Breast Cancer 102 J Michael Dixon and Robert Leonard 13 Metastatic Breast Cancer 109 Robert Leonard and J Michael Dixon 14 Prognostic Factors 119 Alastair Thompson and Sarah Pinder 15 Psychological Impact of Breast Cancer 125 Belinda Hacking 16 Carcinoma in situ 130 Nigel Bundred and J Michael Dixon 17 Breast Reconstruction 138 J Michael Dixon Cameron Raine and Eva M Weiler-Mithoff Index 151