Marilyn Terranella, MD
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Terranella M.; Breast Health and Common Breast Problems: A Practical Approach. Ann Intern Med. 2004;141:164. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-141-2-200407200-00025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2004;141(2):164.
Ganschow PS, Norlack FE, Jacobs EA, Marcus EA, eds. 304 pages. Philadelphia: American Coll of Physicians; 2004. $32.00. ISBN 1930513224. Order phone 800-523-1546.
Field of medicine: Women's health.
Format: Softcover book.
Audience: Primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and other clinicians involved in the care of women.
Purpose: To provide a comprehensive, practical, and systematic approach to “frequently encountered questions about breast health, cancer risk, and the prevention, evaluation, and management of common breast disorders.”
Content: This text is well organized into 5 categories of breast concerns. The opening sections of the book discuss normal breast anatomy, development, and function. The next 2 sections provide in-depth information on clinically relevant breast health topics of greatest concern to patients: breast cancer issues and the evaluation of palpable or mammographically detected breast abnormalities. The fourth section is a problem-oriented approach to breast signs and symptoms, including breast pain, nipple discharge, breast infections, isolated axillary lymphadenopathy, and male gynecomastia. The final chapter, addressing issues related to augmentation and reduction mammaplasty, rounds out this women's health reference. This book provides useful guidelines for sensitive and effective communication of results to patients and emphasizes effective discussion of diagnostic and therapeutic options and their attendant risks and benefits, particularly in the setting of contradictory available information.
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