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The Breast: Comprehensive Management of Benign and Malignant Diseases, 4th Edition, by Kirby I. Bland, MD, and Edward M. Copeland, III, MD, is a surgical reference that offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date resource on the diagnosis and management of, and rehabilitation following, surgery for benign and malignant diseases of the breast. With its multidisciplinary approach, sweeping updates, new contributors, and authoritative guidance, you’ll have exactly what you need to inspire patient confidence and provide the best possible outcomes. Best of all, this new edition comes to you in print and online for easy, convenient access to the absolute latest advances.

• Features multidisciplinary advice from experts in surgery, radiation and medical oncology, pathology, molecular biology, pharmacokinetics, and genetics for a well-rounded perspective to enhance patient outcomes.
• Includes more than 1,500 figures and tables that offer high quality depictions of surgery and treatment procedures.
• Offers step-by-step guidance through both text and clinical boxes that makes the material relevant to everyday practice.
• Provides cross-referencing between chapters, as well as references to carefully selected journal articles, that makes further research easier.

• Features online access to the full text, downloadable images from the book, and more, at
• Uses a new full-color design to highlight key areas of the text and help you focus on important concepts.
• Presents updated coverage including an expanded section on pathology...and new chapters on granular cell tumors, targeted therapies, integration of radiotherapy and chemotherapy to keep you current.
• Includes revised chapters on the psychosocial consequences of breast cancer, lifestyle interventions for breast cancer patients, and patient and family resources that equip you to offer complete and compassionate care.
• Provides additional information on genetics to keep you up to date with the latest genetic discoveries linked to breast cancer and breast diseases.
• Features the work of many new contributors who provide the latest and freshest perspectives.

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The book contains predominantly black-and-white illustrations, with some color illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

Doody's Review Service
Reviewer: Nora A Royer, MD (University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics)
Description: The fourth edition of one of the best textbooks in the field, this is a comprehensive overview of breast surgery and breast cancer treatments for the surgeon.
Purpose: The authors state that they wish to continue the tradition of the first edition, which "placed the diagnosis and therapy of breast disease in a working perspective." The fourth edition is quite timely, as this is a rapidly advancing field. As the book has grown in size and scope, it remains true to its purpose of being a comprehensive educational text on the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease, both benign and malignant. This is a very topical book, as breast cancer is the leading cancer diagnosed in women today.
Audience: It is aimed at surgeons and those treating diseases of the breast, and it will be of interest to medical and radiation oncologists. It also will serve as a comprehensive resource for senior residents and fellows.
Features: This book covers a multitude of issues related to breast surgery and diseases of the breast and outlines the current treatment guidelines and standards for them. The current knowledge of molecular profiling/subtyping, carcinogenesis, metastasis, and invasion are stressed. The chapter on infiltrating carcinomas of the breast is a model of clarity, yet it lays a firm foundation for future advances in this rapidly growing area. Translational research is cited throughout. Outcomes research, as applied to breast problems, is thoroughly explained and cited. New breakthroughs in surgical, medical, and radiation therapy are thoroughly explored. The book is lavishly illustrated throughout with color, and includes access to a web site with the fully searchable text and links to PubMed abstracts and other features.
Assessment: This is a timely update of a standard and extremely useful book that will be of value to anyone involved in the care of patients with breast diseases. It is an excellent reference for current treatment and techniques.
From the Publisher
“An excellent book...highly recommend.” – NEJM, Review is of the 2nd edition.
Shirley K. Scott
This is a second edition, two-volume text that was originally published in 1991 as a single volume. It has been extensively updated and offers a detailed knowledge base integrated with clinical correlation. The goal is to disseminate updated basic and clinical scientific data and to portray the multidisciplinary approach of the treatment of breast disease. These objectives are essential for clinicians and scientists dedicated to this purpose, and this book successfully meets these objectives. According to the editors, this book is written for clinicians and scientists. Parts of volume 11 may be beyond the realm of necessary or desired knowledge for non-surgical clinicians and for scientists and seems more appropriate for surgeons in particular. It provides a thorough overview including historical aspects, anatomy, and physiology from a normal and abnormal perspective, as well as comprehensive information about benign and malignant processes of the breast. The medical and surgical treatment options including adjuvant therapy and the current trend in the use of sentinel node biopsy are well discussed. Pathology and molecular biology topics are well written and provide good clinical correlation. Epidemiological and genetic information, as well as preventive measures, are nicely presented. Diagnostic measures, psychosocial aspects, and medical-legal issues are appropriately included. The majority of the contributors are well respected and are considered authorities in their fields. They are also representatives from a variety of universities, all of which make this a high quality book. It is a useful text, particularly for those dedicated to the treatment of breast disease. Thedetailed information describing surgical procedures and technique could perhaps be better served in a text that focuses solely on surgical technique and principles. The updated information included in this second edition justifiably warrants replacement of the first edition.
Journal of the American Medical Association
If I had to select one textbook as my reference for breast diseases, this would unequivocally be it....For those engaged in the care and treatment of breast diseases, The Breast is strongly recommended for your library.
New England Journal of Medicine
I want to state explicitly that the editors have created an excellent book. The layout is perfect, the illustrations are generally of good quality, the tables are easy to read, and the text is highly instructive...the supply of information in this "breast encyclopedia" is useful for many, both students and specialists. I highly recommend The Breast.

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781416052210
  • Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Publication date: 7/31/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 1712
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 4.10 (d)

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