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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

ISBN-10: 0738213594

ISBN-13: 9780738213590

Edition: 5th 2010 (Revised)

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

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Dr. Susan Love's Breast Bookhas long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it.Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.
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Book details

List price: $26.50
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Da Capo Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/14/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 752
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

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
The Healthy Breast and Common Problems
The Breast and Its Development
Variations in Development and Plastic Surgery
Common Breast Problems
What Causes Breast Cancer and How Do We Prevent it?
Understanding Biology and Risk
Risk Factors
Tests for Risk
Prevention and Risk Reduction
Diagnosis and Screening
Diagnosis: Mammography, Ultrasound, MRI, and Biopsies
Screening
Decisions
Introduction to Breast Cancer
What Kind of Breast Cancer Do I Have?
Decisions Regarding Treatment
Special Situations and Populations
Treatment in the Age of Personalized Medicine
Surgery
Oncoplastic Surgery, Reconstruction and Prostheses
Radiation Therapy
Systemic Therapy
Lifestyle Changes and Complementary Treatments
After Treatment
Recurrence
When Cancer Comes Back
Living with Recurrence
Epilogue: Eradicating Breast Cancer: Politics and Research
Appendices
Drugs Used for Systemic Treatment of Breast Cancer
Resources
The Wellness Community Physician/Patient Statement
Pathology Checklist
General Physical Activities Defined by Level of Intensity
Glossary
Notes
Index
About the Authors