Breast Cancer Facts, Myths, and Controversies: Understanding Current Screenings and Treatments

by
Madelon L. Finkel Ph.D.author

Madelon L. Finkel, PhD, is professor of population health sciences and director of the Office of Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

Breast Cancer Facts, Myths, and Controversies: Understanding Current Screenings and Treatments

20210731

Praeger

Pages 264
Topics BRCA1 Mutation;Treatment;Support Groups;Screening;Risk Factors;Mastectomy;Mammography;Hormone Therapy;Detection;Chemotheraphy;Breast Cancer;Chemotherapy;Health and Wellness: Diseases and Conditions;Current Events and Issues: Health and Medicine

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Breast Cancer Facts, Myths, and Controversies: Understanding Current Screenings and Treatments

Author(s): Finkel, Madelon;
Contributors: Finkel, Madelon;
Abstract:

This book, written for the layperson, provides evidence-based material explaining the complex and evolving evidence of the benefits and limitations of breast cancer screening and the advances in breast cancer treatment.

A diagnosis of breast cancer is one of the most emotionally charged statements a woman can hear from her doctor. Understanding the rapid changes in breast cancer diagnosis and treatment is challenging, especially for those without a medical background. This book will help explain the strengths and weaknesses of breast cancer screening, breast cancer treatment, and ways of coping with the disease (for oneself or a loved one).

Written for the layperson, this text explains the history of disease prevention with a specific emphasis on breast cancer detection and treatment. The main chapters weigh the pros and cons of well-known but often mystifying screening tests, such as mammograms; discuss the benefits and side effects of targeted hormone therapies; consider holistic regimens that complement traditional medicine; and explore the mental, physical, and emotional strain caused by breast cancer. Concluding with the current breast cancer screening guidelines recommended by leading organizations in disease prevention, Breast Cancer Facts, Myths, and Controversies not only engages with the history of breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment, it looks ahead to a brighter future for survivors.


  • Includes reader-friendly descriptions of screening tests and treatments, along with their benefits and risks
  • Addresses the debate surrounding modern biomarker and genetic tests and whether or not testing is excessive
  • Includes a list of support groups and organizations, as well as a summary of screening guidelines
  • Includes a glossary of breast disease terms and terms used in testing and treatment
  • Written by an expert epidemiologist known internationally whose career has focused on women's health

SortTitle: breast cancer facts, myths, and controversies: understanding current screenings and treatments
Keyword(s): BRCA1 Mutation; Treatment; Support Groups; Screening; Risk Factors; Mastectomy; Mammography; Hormone Therapy; Detection; Chemotheraphy; Breast Cancer; Chemotherapy; Health and Wellness: Diseases and Conditions; Current Events and Issues: Health and Medicine
Author Info:
Madelon L. Finkel Ph.D.author

Madelon L. Finkel, PhD, is professor of population health sciences and director of the Office of Global Health Education at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City.

eISBN-13: 9781440875144
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440875137
Imprint: Praeger
Pages: 264
Publication Date: 20210731