Breast Cancer

  • Kelly K. Hunt
  • Geoffrey L. Robb
  • Eric A. Strom
  • Naoto T. Ueno

Part of the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series book series (MDCCS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Eric A. Strom, Aman U. Buzdar, Kelly K. Hunt
    Pages 1-19
  3. Gordon B. Mills, Paula Trahan Rieger
    Pages 55-92
  4. Gary J. Whitman, Anne Chmielewski Kushwaha, Barbara S. Monsees, Carol B. Stelling
    Pages 93-127
  5. Bruno D. Fornage, Beth S. Edeiken-Monro
    Pages 128-156
  6. Funda Meric, Kelly K. Hunt
    Pages 187-222
  7. Geoffrey L. Robb
    Pages 223-253
  8. Francisco J. Esteva, Herbert A. Fritsche Jr.
    Pages 286-308
  9. Marjorie C. Green, Gabriel N. Hortobagyi
    Pages 309-341
  10. Aman U. Buzdar
    Pages 366-381
  11. Pedro T. Ramirez, Ralph S. Freedman
    Pages 382-405
  12. Karin M. Gwyn, Richard L. Theriault
    Pages 406-429
  13. Anne N. Truong
    Pages 430-451
  14. Rena Vassilopoulou-Sellin
    Pages 452-466
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 479-520

About this book


Breast Cancer, Second Edition, is the seventh book in the M. D. Anderson Cancer Care Series. This book, like the others in this series, highlights M. D. Anderson Cancer Center’s multidisciplinary approach and reviews the entire spectrum of patient care, from prevention and screening through diagnosis and treatment through posttreatment follow-up and survivorship issues.

This new edition of Breast Cancer has been extensively revised and updated. It covers newer approaches adopted since the first edition of this book was published in 2001, such as new options for breast cancer prevention, the role of MRI screening for women at high risk for breast cancer development, and integration of trastuzumab (Herceptin) into treatment regimens for early breast cancer. A number of new tables and figures have been added as well.

In 19 comprehensive yet concise chapters, the experts at M. D. Anderson discuss primary prevention of breast cancer, screening for early detection of breast cancer, genetic predisposition to breast cancer and genetic counseling and testing, diagnostic imaging, pathology, surgical options, reconstructive surgery, radiation therapy, prognostic markers, standard and high-dose chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, gynecologic problems in breast cancer patients, posttreatment rehabilitation, menopausal health after breast cancer, and sexuality in breast cancer survivors.

This thorough, practical volume, which includes more than 70 figures and 30 tables, is an essential clinical guide for oncologists, surgeons, internists, family practitioners, and other health care providers involved in the care of patients with breast cancer.


Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI biopsy breast cancer cancer chemotherapy imaging mammography oncology prevention radiation therapy rehabilitation screening surgery tumor

Editors and affiliations

  • Kelly K. Hunt
    • 1
  • Geoffrey L. Robb
    • 2
  • Eric A. Strom
    • 3
  • Naoto T. Ueno
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Surgical Oncology, M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Plastic Surgery, M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Department of Radiation Oncology, M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA
  4. 4.Department of Blood and Marrow Transplantation, M. D. Anderson Cancer CenterThe University of TexasHoustonUSA

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