Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women

  • Basil A. Stoll

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 75)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Recognizing Increased Breast Cancer Risk

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 3-9
    3. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 11-18
    4. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 19-28
    5. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 29-39
    6. Marianne Ewertz
      Pages 41-45
    7. David E. Goldgar, Constance M. Goldgar
      Pages 47-54
  3. Advising the High-Risk Woman

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Victor G. Vogel
      Pages 69-80
    3. Mary Jane Houlihan, Robert M. Goldwyn
      Pages 81-89
    4. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 91-101
    5. Alberto Costa, Franca Formelli, Rosalba Torrisi, Andrea Decensi
      Pages 103-108
    6. Rowan T. Chlebowski
      Pages 109-118
    7. Darcy V. Spicer, Elizabeth A. Krecker, Malcolm C. Pike
      Pages 119-123
    8. Henry T. Lynch, Jane F. Lynch, Theresa Conway
      Pages 125-131
  4. Avoidance of Possible Risk Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Michelle D. Holmes, David J. Hunter, Walter C. Willett
      Pages 135-144
    3. Kathy L. Radimer, Christopher Bain
      Pages 145-153

About this book

Introduction

Breast cancer is not only a burning public issue, but very soon we shall see genetic testing for a woman's predisposition to breast cancer. Many women will be demanding to know their degree of risk and will need counselling to cope with that information. This book is particularly aimed at primary health care professionals, including physicians, medical assistants, nurses and counsellors, who daily deal with questions from women concerned about their risk of developing breast cancer. To answer such questions, this book has combined a guide to identifying women at higher risk to breast cancer, with a balanced review of approaches which aim to reduce that risk. The book provides practical general measures which may reduce risk for women at average risk. For women at clearly increased risk various protective options with different levels of efficacy and acceptability are discussed.
Central to the book is the patient-centered view. We need to face reality that it still will take many years before the current clinical trials of preventive measures provide meaningful results. Meanwhile, women who seek to diminish their risk of breast cancer need all the available information. They must be given full responsibility to make an informed decision on their own health care.
Reducing Breast Cancer Risk in Women is a practical handbook, technicalities have been deliberately kept to a minimum, making it concise and easy to read.

Keywords

cancer prevention child clinical trial contraception economics ethics health care hormones mammography prevention screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Basil A. Stoll
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Oncology DepartmentSt. Thomas’ HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.Joint Breast ClinicRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-0489-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-4219-2
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-0489-0
  • About this book
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