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Women at High Risk to Breast Cancer

  • Basil A. Stoll

Part of the Developments in Oncology book series (DION, volume 57)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Who is at High Risk?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 3-14
    3. Curtis Mettlin, Elinor R. Schoenfeld
      Pages 15-25
    4. Henry T. Lynch, Joseph N. Marcus, Patrice Watson, Jane F. Lynch
      Pages 27-39
    5. M. Jawed Iqbal, W. Taylor
      Pages 41-46
    6. William D. Dupont, David L. Page
      Pages 47-56
    7. Stephanie J. London, Walter C. Willett
      Pages 57-72
  3. An Individualised Approach to Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. A. B. Miller, M. T. Schechter
      Pages 75-83
    3. Basil A. Stoll
      Pages 107-119
    4. Joern Beckmann
      Pages 121-128
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 129-137

About this book

Introduction

A reprint of the 1989 edition of this book has been made necessary by continuing demand after rapid exhaustion of the first printing. In the two years since its appearance, there has been relatively little expansion of knowledge on this topic, and its massive accumulation of references still remains an authoritative guide in the difficult task of developing a national breast cancer prevention model. At the same time, its thesis has been sharpened by the publication of a companion volume Approaches to Breast Cancer Prevention (Kluwer, 1991) similarly edited byrne. Breast cancer is on the increase throughout the Western world where it is a major source of anxiety among women. The disease is also becoming more frequent in Asian and South American countries where once it was relatively uncommon. Multiple fac­ tors are suspected of promoting the disease and the increasing risk is attributed to recent changes in life-style and diet. This book is intended to provide an authorita­ tive and balanced survey of the latest research into the genetic, familial, hormonal, reproductive, nutritional, social and geographic factors known to be associated with an increased predisposition to the disease.

Keywords

breast cancer cancer cancer prevention prevention screening

Editors and affiliations

  • Basil A. Stoll
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Thomas’Hospital and to Joint Breast ClinicRoyal Free HospitalLondonUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-1327-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1989
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-7091-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-1327-1
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