The Breast Test Book by Connie Jones; Michael N. Linver
Call Number: 616.9944 JONES 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-03
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed malignancy in women and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in American women. Although cardiovascular-related deaths significantly outnumber breast cancer deaths, breast cancer is arguably the most feared diagnosis among Americanwomen. Physicians often encounter patients who have little or no understanding of the reasoning behind the examination or procedure about to be performed - sometimes even up to the day of their breast cancer surgery. Furthermore, mostwomen who undergo breast evaluations will not be diagnosed with cancer. The incidence of breast cancer is only 125.3 per 100,000 women (or 3-6 in every 1,000 screenings), however, symptoms of benign breast abnormalities are quite common and impact many more lives. Accurately diagnosing thesenon-cancerous conditions can alleviate much anxiety, in addition to helping patients towards a correct treatment plan.The Breast Test Book is a straightforward guide to the process of radiologic breast evaluations. Based on the most current scientific research and best standards of clinical practice, it will help debunk myths, shed light on misinformation, and provide clear facts about what women should expect fromthese screenings. This improved understanding will ultimately allow patients to play more active roles in their own care and, in the event that a diagnosis is made, give them confidence in their treatment.