Breast Cancer Survivorship

Consequences of early breast cancer and its treatment

  • Alistair Ring
  • Marina Parton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. David Okonji, Alistair Ring
    Pages 1-12
  3. Disease Recurrence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Belinda Yeo
      Pages 15-30
    3. Anne Mc Loughlin, Nicola Roche
      Pages 31-40
    4. Kate Downey, Steven Allen
      Pages 41-51
  4. Interventions to Reduce Risk of Recurrence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 65-65
    2. Stefania Redana
      Pages 67-82
    3. Narda Chaabouni, Christos Nikolaou, Mark Harries
      Pages 83-91
    4. Nawa Mustafa Amin, Alistair Ring
      Pages 93-102
  5. Sequelae of Early Breast Cancer and Its Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Natalie Doyle, Nicola Cunningham, Richard Henry
      Pages 117-126
    3. Rachel L. O’Connell, Jennifer E. Rusby
      Pages 139-152
    4. Helen Mitchell, Anne C. Armstrong
      Pages 153-164
    5. Amy Kwan, Omar S. Din, Matthew C. Winter
      Pages 165-178
    6. Stuart Lavery, Georgios Christopoulos
      Pages 179-191
    7. Nilesh Pareek, Susannah Stanway, Anna M. Kirby, Alexander Lyon
      Pages 193-212
    8. Felicity Paterson, Susannah Stanway, Lone Gothard, Navita Somaiah
      Pages 213-234
    9. Helena Harder, Valerie Jenkins
      Pages 235-247
    10. Belinda Kingston, Marta Capelan
      Pages 261-280
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 281-284

About this book


This book discusses the impact on women of the diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer. Readers will learn about the risks of breast cancer recurrence and interventions to reduce these, such as endocrine therapy and bisphosphonate therapy, as well as the role of lifestyle factors such as diet and exercise. The long-term effects of treatment on fertility, the heart and other systems are discussed, as well the  psychological burden for women who are increasingly likely to be cured from their cancer.  Each chapter provides background and a  practical guide in the management of women after the initial phase of diagnosis and treatment.

Authored by a multidisciplinary team this book provides all the relevant expertise as well as different perspectives, providing a holistic picture of early breast cancer consequences.

From oncologists to general practitioners as well as specialist nurses, gynaecologists, psychologists and other healthcare professionals  involved in the long-term care of women with breast cancer, this book provides a timely and indispensable guide to practitioners caring for early breast cancer survivors.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Alistair Ring
    • 1
  • Marina Parton
    • 2
  1. 1.The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustSuttonUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation TrustLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-41856-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-41858-2
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Oncology & Hematology