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Management of the high-risk patient 

Management of the high-risk patient
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Management of the high-risk patient
Author(s):

James Harvey

, Sue Down

, Rachel Bright-Thomas

, John Winstanley

, and Hugh Bishop

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199215065.003.0024
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date: 18 October 2019

Management of the High Risk Patient. This chapter offers readers a clear description of the management of all high risk patients. It begins with the common genetic mutations associated with breast cancer and their natural history. The process of stratifying a patient's individual risk is detailed and also directs readers to freely available risk stratification software. Who to refer for genetic testing, and the likely outcome of that testing is described. Risk management in the form of simple prevention strategies, screening, risk reducing surgery and endocrine prevention are detailed.

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