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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

ISBN-10: 0738209732

ISBN-13: 9780738209739

Edition: 4th 2005

Authors: Susan M. Love, Marcia Williams, Elizabeth Love, Karen Lindsey

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Women all over the country and the doctors and nurses who care for them have established this book as the standard reference in its field. Dr. Susan Love, America's best-known authority on women's health, has entirely revised her authoritative guide to reflect the very latest, and increasingly optimistic, information. Readers will learn of recent breakthroughs in genetic research; of Dr. Love's own research into a new technique to access the milk ducts, the source of breast cancer cells; the latest studies into preventive measures such as tamoxifen and dietary strategies; new knowledge of risk factors, and promising outcomes from new treatments for metastatic cancer. In the same warm, supportive and often delightfully candid tone that has brought confidence to millions of women, Dr. Love helps each reader plan her own path through diagnosis, treatment options, and navigating the changing world of HMO's and insurance. She also offers indispensable advice about maintaining the quality of life during treatment and how to combine alternative self care with topnotch medical help. Book jacket.
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Book details

List price: $22.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/7/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 640
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.694

Dr. Susan M. Love, is an author, teacher, surgeon, researcher and activist. She was born on February 9, 1948, and graduated from SUNY Downstate Medical School cum laude in 1974. She did her surgical residency at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and was Chief Resident in 1979. She went into private practice in general surgery, in 1980, and was the first woman surgeon on the staff of Boston's Beth Israel Hospital. Dr. Love joined the staff of the Dana Farber Breast Evaluation Clinic in 1982 and in 1988, she founded the Faulkner Breast Center in Boston, which was the first facility in the country to include a multidisciplinary all female staff. In 1992, she was recruited by UCLA to create a program that addresses all aspects of breast care and, in 1994; Revlon gave a gift that led to the establishment of the Revlon/UCLA Breast Center. Dr. Love left clinical practice, in 1996, to devote more time to basic research and her position as Adjunct Professor of Surgery at UCLA. Love has authored many journal articles and co-authored an Atlas of Surgical Techniques in Breast Surgery (1995). She has also written "Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book," which has been called one of the most important books in women's health in the past decade, and "Dr. Susan Love's Hormone Book" (1997), which was on The New York Times bestseller list. Dr. Love founded the National Breast Cancer Coalition, which is a coalition of breast cancer advocacy groups created to involve breast cancer patients and their supporters as advocates for action, advances and change. In 1993, she help deliver 2 million signatures to President Clinton demanding a National Action Plan for Breast Cancer and now she is one of the co-chairs of the plan that brings together women, scientists, politicians and business people to stop the disease.

Elizabeth N. Love is not only an author, but a musician, having played French horn and piano for many years. Elizabeth holds a B.A. in English with an Emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Kansas. She currently lives in Kansas with her family.

Acknowledgments
Introduction to the Third Edition
The Healthy Breast
The Breast and Its Development
The Ductal Anatomy
How the Breast Develops
Biology of Menopause: The Misunderstood Ovary
Bras
Breast Sensitivity
Lumpiness
Getting Acquainted with Your Breasts
Breast Feeding
Breast Feeding and Lumps in the Breast
Sex and Breast Feeding
Breast Feeding When You Haven't Given Birth
Breast Feeding vs. Bottle Feeding
Variations in Development
Variations Apparent at Birth
Variations Appearing at Puberty
Plastic Surgery
Silicone Implant Controversy
The Procedure
Breast Augmentation
Surgery for Asymmetry
Breast Reduction
The Breast Lift
Inverted Nipples
Thinking About Plastic Surgery
Common Problems of the Breast
"Fibrocystic Disease" and Breast Pain
Cyclical Pain
Noncyclical Pain
Non-Breast-Origin Pain
Cancer Concerns
Breast Infections and Nipple Problems
Breast Infections: Intrinsic
Breast Infections: Extrinsic
Infection and Cancer
Nipple Problems
Lumps and Lumpiness
Cysts
Fibroadenomas
Pseudolumps
Cancer
What to Do If You Think You Have a Lump
Diagnosis of Breast Problems
Mammography
Radiation Risks
What Mammograms Show
Types of Mammograms
Calcifications
Mammographic Workup
Quality of Mammograms
Procedure
Other Imaging Techniques
Ultrasound
MRI
PET Scanning
MIBI Scan
CT Scanning
Thermography
Transillumination and Diaphanography
The Future
Biopsy
Fine-Needle Biopsy
Core Biopsy
Surgical Biopsy
How to Read Your Biopsy Report
Prediction and Prevention of Cancer
Understanding Studies and Clinical Trials
Kinds of Studies
Evaluating Studies
Study Biases
Becoming Part of a Study
The Molecular Biology of Breast Cancer
DNA, RNA, and Proteins
Genes and Breast Cancer
Invasion
Angiogenesis
Metastatic Disease
Hormone Receptors
Translational Research
Risk Factors: Genetic and Hormonal
Risk
Genetic Risk Factors
Hormonal Risk Factors
Risk Factors: External
Diet
Alcohol Consumption
Radiation
Hormone Medications
Fertility Drugs
Pesticides and Other Environmental Hazards
Occupational Exposures
Electromagnetic Field (EMF) Exposure
Precancerous Conditions
Lobular Carcinoma In Situ
Ductal Carcinoma In Situ
The Intraductal Approach: A Breast Pap Smear?
Prevention
Lifestyle Changes
Hormones
Tamoxifen and Other SERMS
Retinoids
Preventive Mastectomy
BRCA1
BRCA2
The Future
Diagnosis of Breast Cancer
Screening
Evaluating screening Tests
Breast Self-Exam
Breast Physical Exam
Mammography
Screening Recommendations
Diagnosis and Types of Cancer
Types of Biopsy
How to Interpret a Biopsy Report
Biomarkers
Staging: How We Guess If Your Cancer Has Spread
Fears, Feelings, and Ways to Cope
Coping: What to Tell Your Children
Coping: Fears of Our Loved Ones
Searching For Information
What to Look For in a Doctor and Medical Team
Second Opinions
Treating Breast Cancer
Treatment Options: An Overview
Local Treatments: Surgery and Radiation
Systemic Treatments: Chemotherapy
Systemic Treatments: Hormonal Therapy
Combinations of Chemotherapy and Hormonal Therapy
Complementary Treatments
The Future
Special Cases
Locally Advanced Breast Cancer
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
The Unknown Primary
Paget's Disease of the Breast
Cystosarcoma Phylloides
Cancer of Both Breasts
Cancer in the Other Breast
Breast Cancer in Very Young Women
Breast Cancer in Elderly Women
Cancer in Pregnancy
Women with Implants
Breast Cancer in Men
Other Cancers
Surgery
Anesthesia
Preliminary Procedures
Partial Mastectomy and Axillary Dissection
Risks and Complications of Partial Mastectomy
Total Mastectomy
Prosthesis and Reconstruction
Prostheses
Reconstruction
Radiation Therapy
Initial Consultation
The Planning Session
The Treatments
The Boost
Side Effects
The Future
Systemic Treatments
Adjuvant Chemotherapy
Adjuvant Hormonal Therapy
Complementary and Alternative Treatments
Complementary Therapies
Alternative Treatments
Living With Breast Cancer
Life After Breast Cancer
The Follow-Up
Lifestyle Changes
Healing the Mind
Sex
Physical Adjustments
Long-Term Side Effects of Chemotherapy
Pregnancy
Insurance and Getting a Job
Dealing with Menopausal Symptoms
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Soy Protein: A Natural SERM?
Natural Progesterone Cream
Prevention: Osteoporosis
Prevention: Heart Disease
Treatment for Perimenopausal Symptoms
When Cancer Comes Back
Local and Regional Recurrence
Distant Recurrence (Metastatic Disease)
Taking Care of Yourself Emotionally
When to Stop Treatment
Metastatic Disease: Treatments
Hormonal (Endocrine) Treatments
Chemotherapy
Immunotherapy
Bisphosphonates
Other Treatments
Pain Control
Experimental Treatments
The Politics of Breast Cancer
Appendices
Drugs Used for Systemic Treatment of Breast Cancer
Resources, References, and Additional Reading
Comprehensive Cancer Centers
The Wellness Community Physician/Patient Statement
Notes
Glossary
Index
About the Authors