When a woman presents with a problem the doctor has to decide whether there is a risk of cancer or whether the symptoms can be managed without referral to a specialist. The ABC of Breast Diseases will help doctors to make these decisions. With the aid of colour photographs and drawings, the book covers benign problems and the diagnosis and management of breast cancer. It includes all of the recent advances in the treatment of breast cancer and reflects the multidisciplinary approach to the disease. Chapters include:
Symptoms, assessment and guidelines for referral
Management of regional nodes in breast cancer
Role of systematic treatment for primary operable breast cancer
Breast conditions are common and doctors in a wide range of specialities, and especially general practitioners, may be called upon to make important diagnostic and management decisions. This practicle book will help all doctors to improve their diagnostic skills and their knowledge of the current investigations and treatments for breast disorders. It will also be useful for students and for other health professionals who have contact with patients with breast problems.
"Beautifully set out and lavishly illustrated...an ideal companion for the general practitioner in his surgery or the young clinical specialist" – Journal of Medical Screening