Breast Care

A Clinical Guidebook for Women’s Primary Health Care Providers

  • William H. Hindle

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. William H. Hindle
    Pages 28-39
  3. William H. Hindle
    Pages 40-51
  4. Eric L. Rosen, Steven D. Frankel, Edward A. Sickles
    Pages 52-68
  5. John G. Pearce
    Pages 69-79
  6. Barbara Florentine, Juan C. Felix
    Pages 109-123
  7. Juan C. Felix
    Pages 124-134
  8. Audrey J. Arona
    Pages 152-165
  9. William H. Hindle, Raquel D. Arias
    Pages 166-170
  10. Richard J. Paulson
    Pages 171-176
  11. Diana E. Ramos, Subir Roy
    Pages 177-185
  12. William H. Hindle
    Pages 186-189
  13. William H. Hindle
    Pages 190-193
  14. Kristin A. Skinner, Gary Dunnington
    Pages 206-224
  15. Christy A. Russell
    Pages 225-239
  16. William H. Hindle
    Pages 240-241
  17. Silvia Formenti
    Pages 242-251
  18. Susan E. Downey
    Pages 262-269
  19. Carol P. Marcusen
    Pages 291-296
  20. Barbara Rabinowitz
    Pages 297-307
  21. Arnold Walder
    Pages 308-311
  22. Katherine Schlaerth
    Pages 327-348
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 420-464

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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Editors and affiliations

  • William H. Hindle
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern California School of MedicineLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Breast Diagnostic Center, Women’s and Children’s HospitalLAC + USC Medical CenterLos AngelesUSA

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