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Author Dervan, Peter A., 1945-

Title Understanding breast cancer / by Peter A. Dervan
Published Jefferson, N.C. ; London : McFarland, 2001


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Description viii, 189 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents Ch. 1. The Scourge of Breast Cancer and the Scope of the Problem -- Ch. 2. What Causes Breast Cancer? -- Ch. 3. How Cancer Begins, Grows, and Spreads -- Ch. 4. The Pathology of Breast Cancer: How It Looks Under the Microscope -- Ch. 5. Mammography and Screening: The Key to Prevention? -- Ch. 6. Hereditary Breast Cancer: Looking for Clues in DNA -- Ch. 7. Diagnosis: How Doctors Decide What a Breast Lump Is -- Ch. 8. Treatment -- Ch. 9. Prognosis: What Are the Chances of Being Cured? -- Ch. 10. Information Highway: Where to Find Everything You Need to Know -- Ch. 11. The Future -- Appendix. Sensitivity, Specificity, and Predictive Values of Screening Tests
Summary "Breast cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths in American women aged 35-54. Every day, thousands of women are diagnosed with the disease." "A diagnosis of breast cancer raise many questions. How does the cancer begin? How does it spread? Does anyone really know what causes it? What are the possible treatments, and how well are they likely to work?" "Here is a book that provides the latest information, addressing these questions in terms a layperson can understand and put to use."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-184) and index
Subject Breast -- Cancer -- Popular works.
LC no. 00054808
ISBN 0786410043 softcover alkaline paper