The Mayo Clinic Breast Cancer Book

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Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is dedicated to understanding and discovering new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, transforming the quality of life for cancer patients today and into the future. With a multisite national presence, its three campuses-in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Rochester, Minn.- offer a broad geographic reach to serve patients. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a leader in translating ...

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Overview

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is dedicated to understanding and discovering new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, transforming the quality of life for cancer patients today and into the future. With a multisite national presence, its three campuses-in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Rochester, Minn.- offer a broad geographic reach to serve patients. Designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center is a leader in translating discoveries into effective improvements in patient care.

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Starred Review.

Comprising the expertise of numerous specialists, this exhaustive study of breast cancer is an excellent source of information for those struggling with the disease, as well as an invaluable guide for family members helping a loved one through the diagnosis, treatment, and recovery process. The Mayo Clinic experts provide everything from a basic understanding of cancer, to preventative measures, screening technologies, biopsy methods, a guide to processing the emotions that accompany a diagnosis, current and prospective treatment options, life after cancer, and much more-all in technical yet accessible language. Interspersed throughout are helpful diagrams (one, for example, shows the difference between invasive and noninvasive cancers) and personal testimonials that highlight the many faces and possible courses of breast cancer. The closing chapters discuss additional topics that will interest patients and their families, such as handling the mental toll and anxiety of cancer, dealing with the side effects of treatments, and complementary medical therapies and their efficacies. Highly recommended for anyone involved in the fight against breast cancer-patients, doctors, family members, and researchers included. Illus.
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Medical oncologists and professors at the Mayo Clinic, Hartmann and Loprinzi provide a thorough and detailed reference to add to the breast cancer literature. Directed at patients, the text ranges from disease basics and biology to treatment options, side effects, associated female cancers, and even supportive care in 24 chapters that include targeted sidebars and personal accounts. For comprehensive collections as well as the reference shelf.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781561487721
  • Publisher: Good Books
  • Publication date: 9/15/2012
  • Edition description: Original
  • Pages: 453
  • Sales rank: 236,988
  • Product dimensions: 7.20 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Mayo Clinic is the first and largest integrated, not-for-profit group practice in the world. Doctors from every medical specialty work together to care for patients, joined by common systems and a philosophy that the needs of the patient come first. Over 3,600 physicians and scientists and 50,000 allied staff work at Mayo, which has sites in Rochester, Minn.; Jacksonville, Fla.; and Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz. Collectively, Mayo Clinic treats more than 500,000 patients a year. For more than 100 years, millions of people from all walks of life have found answers at Mayo Clinic. Mayo Clinic works with many insurance companies, does not require a physician referral in most cases and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

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Table of Contents

Preface iv

Part 1 Cancer Basics

Chapter 1 When Cancer Strikes 11

Chapter 2 Understanding Cancer 17

What Is Cancer?

How Does Cancer Occur?

Causes

Advancing Our Knowledge of Cancer

Visual Guide 33

Part 2 Breast Cancer

Chapter 3 An Overview 43

Your Breasts

Breast Cancer

What Causes Breast Cancer?

How Common Is Breast Cancer?

Advancing Science

Chapter 4 Making Sense of Risk Statistics 61

What Is Risk and How Is It Measured?

Quantifying Risk

Risk Factors

Chapter 5 Hereditary Breast Cancer 75

Is it Hereditary?

Inheriting a Genetic Mutation

Genetic Counseling and Testing

Making a Decision

Chapter 6 Preventing Breast Cancer 91

Lifestyle Factors

Women at High Risk

Future Directions

Chapter 7 The Latest on Screening 111

Ongoing Controversies

Screening Recommendations

Breast Self-Awareness

Clinical Breast Examination

Mammography

New Approaches

Chapter 8 Diagnosing Breast Cancer 127

Signs and Symptoms

Medical History

Physical Examination

Imaging Tests

Biopsy Procedures

Pathology Report

Staging

Chapter 9 Precancerous Conditions 149

Atypical Hyperplasia

Lobular Carcinoma In Situ (LCIS)

Your Options

Chapter 10 Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) 153

Diagnosis

Key Factors

Treatment Options

Making the Decision

Chapter 11 Treating Invasive Breast Cancer 161

Treatment Options

Surgery

Radiation Therapy

Decision Guide: Lumpectomy vs. Mastectomy

Additional Treatment

Therapy Options

Decision Guide: Adjuvant Systemic Therapy

Clinical Trials

Chapter 12 Breast Reconstruction 203

Immediate vs. Delayed

Types

Issues to Consider

Chapter 13 Special Situations 211

Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

Women at High Risk of a Second Cancer

Bilateral Breast Cancer

Unknown Primary Cancers

Metaplastic Breast Cancer

Lymphomas and Sarcomas

Paget's Disease

Breast Cancer and Pregnancy

Breast Cancer in Men

Chapter 14 Follow-up and Surveillance 225

Understanding Recurrent Cancer

Follow-up Care

Dealing With Uncertainty

Chapter 15 If the Cancer Comes Back 235

Types of Recurrence

How Cancer Cells Spread

Local Recurrence

Regional Recurrence

Metastatic Recurrence

Chapter 16 Treating Advanced Breast Cancer 247

Determining Prognosis

Treatment Options

Monitoring Treatment

Localized Treatments

When Treatment Stops Working

Chapter 17 Ovarian Cancer: What You Should Know 271

Your Ovaries

What Is Ovarian Cancer?

How Common Is It?

Risk Factors

Preventing Ovarian Cancer

Screening Methods

Early Warning Signs

Spread of Ovarian Cancer

Diagnosis and Treatment

Chapter 18 Uterine Cancer: What You Should Know 287

The Uterus

Uterine Cancer Basics

Risk Factors

Can It Be Prevented?

Warning Signs

Diagnosing Uterine Cancer

Determining the Extent of the Cancer

Treatment Options

Part 3 Life After a Cancer Diagnosis

Chapter 19 Feelings and Emotions 305

Making the Journey

Tips for the Trip

Communicating With Family

Communicating With Children

Communicating With Friends

Chapter 20 Treatment Side Effects 323

Fatigue

Nausea and Appetite Problems

Hair Loss

Decreased Arm and Shoulder Mobility

Lymphedema

Sudden Menopause

Sexual Changes

Osteoporosis

Neuropathy

Joint Aches and Pains

Weight Gain

Cognitive Changes

Chapter 21 Complementary Therapies 351

Getting the Most of Complementary Therapies

Types of Therapies

Finding Reliable Information

Chapter 22 Survivorship 365

Moving Forward

Taking Care of Your Health

Support Groups

Public Events

Chapter 23 Making the Transition to Supportive Care 379

Accepting Your Situation

Maintaining Hope

When You and Your Family Disagree

Managing Signs and Symptoms

Hospice Care

Chapter 24 For Partners 395

Dealing With Your Loved One's Diagnosis

How You Can Help

Talking to Each Other

Maintaining Sexual Intimacy

Caring for Yourself

Dealing With Incurable Cancer

Resources

A Time of Growth

Additional Resources 413

Glossary 417

Index 433

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    This should be put in the hands of everyone who gets a cancer di

    This should be put in the hands of everyone who gets a cancer diagnosis from Stage 0 or higher. It really starts with the basics of how our DNA works and what happens to your body at the beginning stages as well as advanced stages. It also goes through different treatment options for different stages and how to interpret pathology reports. A must have!

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