Breast Disease ManagementA Multidisciplinary Manual

Breast Disease ManagementA Multidisciplinary Manual

James Harvey, Sue Down, Rachel Bright-Thomas, John Winstanley, and Hugh Bishop

Print publication date: Oct 2013

ISBN: 9780199215065

Publisher: Oxford University Press

Abstract

Breast cancer affects 1 in 10 women and the majority of UK women will attend a breast clinic at least once during their lives. The patient's journey through assessment and management is one that involves a huge range of healthcare professionals, in which the truly multidisciplinary management style required has previously been only sparsely addressed. This resource provides a practical guide on how to investigate and manage common breast problems for all members of the breast disease team, and covers the whole of the patient journey from assessment through to surgery and adjuvant treatments, giving a practical overview of the whole process of care. It includes the latest evidence, guidance and references on breast disease, together with discussions on current controversies in the field including the management of margins, management of the axilla and the evidence surrounding the NHS Breast Screening Programme. To give practical advice on the realities of being part of a breast care team, this resource also has several chapters devoted to leadership and management including MDT requirements, audit and research, avoiding complaints and the organisation of a breast unit.