Written by highly eminent authors, Breast Cancer - a title in the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute series - is produced in full color and is richly illustrated throughout, providing a review of each cancer including its incidence, epidemiology, etiology and histopathology, together with the clinical features. Diagnostic studies and current clinical and pathological staging are also given. Detailed tables are provided with histopathological classification, diagnostic studies and, when important, prognostic factors. Current therapies are also discussed in detail, together with useful algorithms to aid treatment decisions. Practical issues relating to management are also given such as dealing with systemic and mucocutaneous reactions to chemotherapy, including alopecia, fatigue and extravasation.
Comprehensive coverage - from risk and prevention, and screening and diagnosis, through to treatment options (surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, biological response modifiers)
Attractively designed aids with instant access to the information
Contains useful algorithms to aid management decisions
Discusses practical management of problems in cancer therapy including fever, vomiting, alopecia, fatigue, pain and cachexia
Provides practical advice regarding drug administration
Linked to the hugely successful Dana-Farber Atlas of Diagnostic Oncology
Edited by Arthur T. Skarin, MD, FACP, FCCP, Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA; Senior Attending Physician, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA; Wendy Y. Chen, MD, MPH, Instructor, Harvard Medical School, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA, USA; and Andrew M. Wardley, MBChB, MRCP, MSc, MD, CCST, FRCP, Consultant Medical Oncologist & Clinical Research Lead for the Manchester Breast Centre, Christie Hospital NHS Trust, Manchester, UK
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