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April 15, 1992

Breast Diseases

Author Affiliations

Tripler Army Medical Center Honolulu, Hawaii

JAMA. 1992;267(15):2114-2115. doi:10.1001/jama.1992.03480150120051

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The purpose of this book, as stated in the preface, is to provide the reader with current, comprehensive, scientifically valid, and easy-to-read information about breast disease. The book, with 69 contributors, has 26 chapters with many tables and illustrations. All four editors are recognized cancer specialists: two radiotherapists and one medical and one surgical oncologist.

Excluding the first four chapters, which describe anatomy and various benign breast disorders, the book covers all aspects of breast cancer from the biology, diagnosis, and pathology to treatment of primary and metastatic diseases, patterns of failure (local and distant), special therapeutic problems, rehabilitation, and psychosocial support. This expanded second edition has a special feature, a "Management Summary," at the end of each clinical topic discussion. Written by the editors, it provides succinct and pertinent patient-care guidelines.

Chapters by surgeons for primary therapy and aesthetic and reconstructive surgery have many clear illustrations, with preoperative and