About this book
Breast Care: A Clinical Guidebook for Women's Primary Health Care Providers presents the expertise and protocols of the renowned Breast Diagnostic Center at USC School of Medicine's Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. A user-friendly reference for the primary care physician, this book details the management of both benign and malignant breast diseases. Topics include: * the clinical examination and instruction for self-exam * mammography for both screening and diagnosis, management of the abnormal mammogram * lactation and breast feeding * diagnosis and treatment of lumps, cysts, fibroadenomas * fine-needle aspiration and ultrasound guided tissue core needle biopsy * evaluation and management of mastalgia * menstrual and hormonal therapy effects on the breast * the cosmetically treated breast * guidelines for follow-up and surveillance An important section on consultation and referrals reviews the roles of the radiologist, oncologist, and surgeon and provides the primary care physician with the information necessary to counsel the patient on the myriad aspects of multidisciplinary treatment planning. The text includes more than 100 illustrations and algorithms -- with 16 in color -- as well as "Practice Guides" which organize the key practice points, signs, and symptoms. This is a must-have handbook for all providers of health care to women.
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