Below is the list of topics covered in this book, available at the Don and Cathy Jacobs Health Education Center at the University of Kentucky.


Part 1: The Healthy Breast and Common Problems

  1. The Breast
  2. 2.Common Breast Problems

Part 2: What Causes Breast Cancer and How Do We Prevent it?

  1. Biology of Cancer
  2. Hareditary Breast Cancer
  3. Understanding Risk
  4. Prevention and Risk Reduction

Part 3: Finding Breast Cancer

  1. Screening for breast cancer
  2. Dagnosis

Part 4: Decisions

  1. Coping with Breast Cancer Diagnosis
  2. What Kind of Breast Cancer Do I Have
  3. Decisions About Treatment
  4. Special Populations and Situations

Part 5: Treatment in the Age of Personalized Medicine

  1. Local Treatment: Surgery
  2. Local Treatment: Radiation Therapy
  3. Systemic therapies: Chemotherapy, Hormones, Targeted Therapies
  4. Systemic Therapies: Lifestyle Changes and Complementary Treatment

Part 6: After Treatment

  1. Follow Up
  2. After Breast Cancer Treatment: Living with Collateral Damage

Part 7: Recurrence of Breast Cancer

  1. When Cancer Comes Back
  2. Living with Recurrence

Epilogue: Educating Breast Cancer, Politics and Research

Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Pathology Checklist







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