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Health Reference Series

Breast Cancer Sourcebook, 6th Ed.

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Breast cancer is one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in women, and an estimated one in eight U.S. women (about 12%) will eventually develop an invasive form of this disease. In 2016, an estimated 246,660 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the United States, along with 61,000 new cases of non-invasive (in situ) breast cancer. In 2015, an estimated 40,450 women in the U.S. were expected to die from breast cancer. However thanks to treatment advances, earlier detection and screening techniques, and increased awareness of symptoms, the number of deaths attributable to breast cancer each year has declined since 1989.

Breast Cancer Sourcebook, Sixth Edition provides updated information about breast cancer and its causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Readers will learn about the types of breast cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ, lobular carcinoma in situ, invasive carcinoma, and infl ammatory breast cancer, as well as common breast cancer treatment complications, such as pain, fatigue, lymphedema, hair loss, and sexuality and fertility issues. Information on preventive therapies, nutrition and exercise recommendations, and tips on living with cancer are also included, along with a glossary of related terms and a directory of organizations that offer additional information to breast cancer patients and their families.

This book is divided into parts and chapters. Parts focus on broad areas of interest. Chapters are devoted to single topics within a part.

Part I: Introduction to Breast Cancer identifies the parts of the breasts and lymphatic system, discusses common changes in the breast that pose no threat to health, and offers general information about breast cancer in men and women. It also examines the link between estrogen and the development of breast and ovarian cancer and offers statistical information on the prevalence of breast cancer in the United States.

Part II: Types of Breast Cancer identifies the most common types of breast cancer, including ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), lobular carcinoma in situ (LCIS), invasive carcinoma of the breast, medullary breast carcinoma, inflammatory breast cancer, Paget disease of the nipple, and triple negative breast cancer.

Part III: Risk Factors, Symptoms, and Prevention of Breast Cancer provides information about hereditary and non-hereditary factors that increase the risk of developing breast cancer, including age, family health history, exposure to radiation, alcohol consumption, use of hormone replacement therapy, reproductive risk factors, and obesity. Genetic counseling for breast cancer risk is discussed, along with information about preventing breast cancer in people who are susceptible. The part also provides information about preventive mastectomy and oophorectomy.

Part IV: Screening, Diagnosis, and Stages of Breast Cancer identifies tests and procedures used to screen, diagnose, and stage breast cancer, including breast examinations, mammograms, and breast biopsies. Information about other breast imaging procedures, including breast magnetic resonance imaging, scintimammography, thermogram, and breast ultrasound, is also included.

Part V: Breast Cancer Treatments discusses how to find a treatment facility or doctor and offers information about considerations to make before undergoing breast cancer treatment. Surgical treatments for breast cancer, such as mastectomy, lumpectomy, and breast reconstruction, are discussed, and facts about radiation therapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy, biologic therapies, and complementary and alternative medicine treatments for breast cancer are provided. The part also includes a discussion of the treatment of breast cancer in pregnant women, men, and patients with recurrent breast cancer.

Part VI: Managing Side Effects and Complications of Breast Cancer Treatment describes fatigue, infection, lymphedema, pain, sexual and fertility issues, and hair loss associated with breast cancer treatment. Information about complementary and alternative therapies that may relieve physical discomfort or emotional anxiety is also provided.

Part VII: Living with Breast Cancer discusses strategies for coping with the difficult emotions produced by a breast cancer diagnosis and offers information about talking to family members and friends about cancer. In addition, the part identifies nutrition and exercise recommendations after cancer treatment, tips for dealing with cancer in the workplace, information on purchasing breast prostheses and post-mastectomy bras, and suggestions for caregivers of breast cancer patients.

Part VIII: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of important terms related to breast cancer and a directory of organizations that offer information and financial assistance to people with breast cancer.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Includes access to Health Reference Series Online.
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts