Expert Consultations in Breast Cancer: Critical Pathways and Clinical Decision Making

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Using a detailed, case-study format, this innovative reference allows you to look over the shoulders of physicians as they follow up-to-date clinical pathways designed to guide decisions applicable to specific breast cancer patient care problems.
Presents 150 clinical scenarios analyzed by 40 internationally recognized experts who offer a general approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients based on available data concerning medical and...

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Overview

Using a detailed, case-study format, this innovative reference allows you to look over the shoulders of physicians as they follow up-to-date clinical pathways designed to guide decisions applicable to specific breast cancer patient care problems.
Presents 150 clinical scenarios analyzed by 40 internationally recognized experts who offer a general approach to the evaluation and treatment of patients based on available data concerning medical and cost effectiveness, as well as recommendations of enrollment in clinical trials, when necessary.
Covering the full range of diagnostic, management, and treatment options, Expert Consultations in Breast Cancer provides case studies on

  • the diagnosis of breast cancer, including palpable and nonpalpable breast lesions and nipple discharge
  • lobular carcinoma and ductal carcinoma in situ
  • high risk breast cancer
  • cancer recurrence in the chest wall, breast, and axillary lymph nodes
  • male breast cancer, Paget's disease, and axillary adenocarcinoma of unknown primary
  • colloid, medullary, anaplastic, and secretory carcinomas
  • paraneoplastic syndromes, including SIADH, diabetes insipidus, Cushing's syndrome, hypercalcemia, dermato/polymyositis, and Eaton Lambert's syndrome
  • and more!
    With over 1000 references, tables, drawings, photographs, and x-rays, Expert Consultations in Breast Cancer serves as an essential reference for medical, surgical, and radiation oncologists; general and breast surgeons; breast imaging radiologists; nuclear medicine specialists; radiation therapists; pathologists; gynecologists; primary care physicians; and medical school students in these disciplines.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Oncology
This book...is a gem for the individual oncologist or surgeon.....a very valuable book.
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Addresses both the clinical and the process changes that are affecting the care of patients with breast cancer, pivoting on a set of clinical pathways developed in consultation with over 50 specialists in breast cancer. They provide a framework within which to make decisions about evaluating and treating patients within the context of currently available data regarding both medicine and cost-effectiveness. Other topics include the natural history of treated breast cancer, staging, surgery, breast reconstruction, non-invasive breast cancer, locally advanced cases, surveillance and follow-up, and special situations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824719548
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 3/25/1999
  • Series: Basic and Clinical Oncology Series , #17
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 512
  • Product dimensions: 6.25 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

The Medical Basis for Decision Making in Breast Cancer

The Natural History of Treated Breast Cancer: The Foundation of Clinical Decision Making, Thomas J. Kearney and David A. August The Pathology of Breast Disease, Nicola Barnard Evaluation of Breast Abnormalities, David A. August Breast Cancer Staging, David A. August Carcinoma In Situ, David A. August Surgery for Breast Cancer, David A. August Radiation Therapy in the Management of Breast Cancer, Susan A. Higgins and Bruce G. Haffty Breast Reconstruction, Philip D. Wey Medical Treatment of Breast Cancer, William N. Hait, Deborah L. Toppmeyer, and Robert S. DiPaola Familial Breast Cancer, Deborah L. Toppmeyer and Judith E. Garber

Critical Pathways

Cases Along the Critical Pathways

A: Diagnosis of Breast Cancer B: Noninvasive Breast Cancer C: Invasive Breast Cancer D: Locally Advanced Breast Cancer E: Local/Regional Recurrences F: Metastatic Disease G: Surveillance / Follow-up H: Special Situations

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