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Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management 2E


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Preface vii Foreword by HRH The Prince of Wales ix Words of Encouragement for Nurses from Stella McCartney x Contributors xi Acknowledgements xiii 1 An Overview of the Breast and Breast Cancer 1 Elisabeth Grimsey 2 The Histopathology of Breast Cancer 19 Helen E. Froyd and Victoria Harmer 3 Genetic Factors in Breast Cancer 35 Audrey Ardern-Jones 4 Breast Screening 58 Ann-Marie Fretwell (previous contribution by Linda Lee) 5 Surgery for Breast Cancer 81 Victoria Harmer 6 Physiotherapy for Patients with Breast Cancer 103 Helen Macleod and Pauline Koelling 7 Breast Reconstruction 122 Nicola West 8 Chemotherapy as a Treatment for Breast Cancer 149 Elaine Lennan (previous contribution by Joan Klein nee McCoy) 9 Radiotherapy as a Treatment for Breast Cancer 173 Karen Burnet 10 Endocrine Treatment for Breast Cancer 190 Deborah Fenlon and Kay Townsend 11 Lymphoedema and Breast Cancer 215 Mary Woods 12 Fungating Wounds 232 Victoria Harmer (previous contribution by Rachael King) 13 Advanced Disease 251 Elizabeth Sumner 14 Complementary and Alternative Therapies 282 Rosemary Lucey 15 Psychological Issues for the Patient with Breast Cancer 309 Jane Rogers and Mary Turner 16 Survivorship Issues 329 Carmel Sheppard 17 Specialist Nursing Roles: What Are the Challenges? 342 Emma Pennery Index 355 Colour plate section follows page 114

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Victoria Harmer is the author of Breast Cancer Nursing Care and Management, 2nd Edition, published by Wiley. Charles, Prince of Wales is the heir apparent to the British throne as the eldest child of Queen Elizabeth II. He has been Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay since 1952, and is the oldest and longest-serving heir apparent in British history.


This book is essential reading for everyone working inbreast cancer care in primary and secondary settings, from nursingstudents to breast care nurse specialists. (NursingStandard, 1 May 2012)"This is a valuable resource for all nurses working with breastcancer patients; it should become essential reading for those intraining in the field, as well as for those with more experience."(Cancer Nursing Practice, 1 July 2011) "This is a well-written and well-organized resource for nursescaring for patients diagnosed with breast cancer. The organizationis extremely user friendly and this update is justified." (Doody's,12 August 2011) "This edition has updated guidelines and references to recenttrials and changes to the UK screening program and a new chapter onsurvivorship issues and the long-term consequences and effects ofrecovery." (Booknews, 1 April 2011)

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