Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment

  • Lida A. Mina
  • Anna Maria Storniolo
  • Hal Douglas Kipfer
  • Cindy Hunter
  • Kandice K. Ludwig

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Alain Mina, Lida A. Mina
    Pages 1-4
  3. Sheila Mamandur Hiler, Alain Mina, Lida A. Mina
    Pages 5-11
  4. Sheila Mamandur Hiler, Lida A. Mina
    Pages 13-19
  5. Cindy Hunter
    Pages 21-48
  6. Alain Mina, Lida A. Mina
    Pages 49-57
  7. Kandice K. Ludwig
    Pages 59-79
  8. Hal Douglas Kipfer
    Pages 81-90
  9. Anna Maria Storniolo, Jill Kremer
    Pages 91-98
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 99-104

About this book


Uniquely designed for oncologists and general practitioners, this book offers clinicians comprehensive guidelines when dealing with women at high risk for breast cancer. Written by experts in the field on the cutting edge of this research, the following questions will be answered for the reader by the end of the book:

·         Who is at elevated risk for breast cancer?

·         Who should be genetically screened?

·         When and how often should we obtain imaging?

·         What type of imaging is adequate?

·         What medications are available for prevention?

·         When is surgical intervention appropriate?

·         What lifestyle changes should be implemented to prevent this disaster?

With one in eight women likely to contract breast cancer in her lifetime, the significance of identifying and managing the high-risk patient is evident. Breakthroughs in the identification of genes associated with breast carcinoma, particularly BRCA1 and 2, as well as other risk factors, influence not only how patients are screened, but also how they are treated. Breast Cancer Prevention and Treatment provides a guided approach to prevention of breast cancer in women at elevated risk for this malignancy.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lida A. Mina
    • 1
  • Anna Maria Storniolo
    • 2
  • Hal Douglas Kipfer
    • 3
  • Cindy Hunter
    • 4
  • Kandice K. Ludwig
    • 5
  1. 1.IU Simon Cancer CenterIndiana University School of Medicine IU Simon Cancer CenterIndianapolisUSA
  2. 2.IU Simon Cancer CenterIndiana University School of Medicine IU Simon Cancer CenterINDIANAPOLISUSA
  3. 3.Indiana Radiology PartnersDepartment of Radiology Indiana Radiology PartnersINDIANAPOLISUSA
  4. 4.Indiana University Health PhysiciansMedical and Molecular Genetics Dept Indiana University Health PhysiciansINDIANAPOLISUSA
  5. 5.Department of SurgeryIndiana University School of MedicineIndianapolisUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19436-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19437-0
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