This handbook provides a useful guide for the day-to-day management of people with breast cancer. It covers the journey from diagnosis to post-treatment comprehensive care. It explains when and why different treatment modalities are used, what the complications of both the disease and treatments are and how to manage them.
Although this book has been written for students and health personnel working in a general hospital, it will be useful for those in specialist breast units as well.
Dr Jenny Edge is a surgeon and head of Breast and Endocrine Surgery at the University of Stellenbosch.
Dr Ines Buccimazza is head of the Breast Unit, member of the Multidisciplinary Breast Team and a senior specialist in the Department of Surgery at the Nelson R. Mandela School of Medicine at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban.
Chapter 1 The normal breast
Chapter 2 Clinical evaluation of the breast
Chapter 3 Special investigations of the breast
Chapter 4 Developing algorithms and establishing referral pathways in breast disease: a South African perspective
Chapter 5 Principles of treating breast cancer: a multidisciplinary approach
Chapter 6 Surgery for breast cancer
Chapter 7 Systemic therapy
Chapter 8 Radiotherapy
Chapter 9 Management of metastatic breast cancer
Chapter 10 Breast cancer: posttreatment follow-up
Chapter 11 Familial breast cancer
Chapter 12 Ductal carcinoma in situ
Chapter 13 Communication skills in oncology palliative care
Chapter 14 Palliative care in end-stage breast cancer
Chapter 15 Guidelines for managing psychosocial distress
Chapter 16 Comprehensive care
Chapter 17 Lymphoedema
Chapter 18 Miscellaneous matters
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