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Fast Facts: Breast Cancer, 5th edn

By Jayant S Vaidya and
David Joseph

Published 2014

148 pages, 26 illustrations

ISBN 978-1-908541-62-8



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Wherever you are in your career, and whatever involvement you have with caring for women with breast cancer, the fifth edition of Fast Facts: Breast Cancer has something for you. The world-class authors of this popular fact-packed handbook provide practical advice on all the key areas of breast cancer management, from risk factors and diagnosis to treatment of all cancer stages. But what really makes it stand out from the crowd is the authors' awareness of the information you need when you talk to a woman concerned about breast cancer. The chapter dedicated to perception of risk will refresh your knowledge and help you talk to your patients about their individual prospects, while the short chapter on clinical trials will help you discuss potential participation in trials and answer common questions.

Improvements in the management of breast cancer have followed three major themes in recent years: greater optimization of individualized local treatment, longer duration of therapies, and the use of biological therapies targeted at specific receptors. This colorful up-to-date handbook addresses all these trends, alongside the disturbing issues of overdiagnosis as a result of screening and overtreatment.

Given the explosion in information technology, patients and their families have access to much more information on their condition and as a result assume a more active role in their medical management. Health professionals have an important role in helping patients sort the facts from the fallacies, put the risks and benefits into perspective and balance their treatment choices. For this reason alone, Fast Facts: Breast Cancer is an invaluable evidence-based resource for everyone working in breast cancer care in primary and secondary settings, from medical and nursing students, to GPs, specialist nurses and residents.

And one for your patients too … The authors encourage you to make your patients well-informed active partners in their breast cancer care by sharing this highly readable book with them.


  • Risk factors
  • Perception of risk
  • Pathophysiology
  • Diagnosis
  • Local control of primary tumor
  • Adjuvant therapy
  • Follow-up and rehabilitation
  • Management of advanced cancer
  • Clinical trials
  • Future trends
  • Useful resources


“The book has proved to be very popular with students.”
Stephanie Woods, WHIT UG Centre & Placements Manager (O&G), University College London

“A good reference book, suitable for a wide audience including allied health professionals such as radiographers, as well as students.”
Yasmeen Malik, Education Manager, The Jarvis Breast Centre

"Broad in scope, pertinent, and well-written ... providing rapid access to information that will facilitate the complex task of interpreting new data and treatments."
Melody McKinney DNS RN, Indiana State University, for Doody's Review Service, USA - 4 stars


The authors

Jayant S Vaidya

MBBS MS DNB FRCS PhD FRCS(Gen) Professor of Surgery and Oncology and Consultant Surgeon University College, London, UK

David Joseph

MBBS FRACR MRACMA Clinical Professor Medical Director, Cancer Division and Director of Radiation Oncology St Charles Gairdner Hospital Perth, Australia


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