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The Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Handbook

Handbook for non-oncologists managing breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.


Breast Cancer Handbook

breast cancer handbook








Health care professionals must focus on the rising numbers of newly diagnosed cancer patients, while having less time for patients who have completed their treatment. Breast cancer survivor doctors and nurses must be trained to fulfill this growing need.


The Johns Hopkins Breast Cancer Handbook for Healthcare Professionals covers all dimensions of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment for the non-specialist. This handbook puts particular emphasis on the long-term survivor.

  • 312-page paperback book
  • Authors:
    • Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
      Administrative Director, University Distinguished Service Assistant Professor of Breast Cancer, Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery, Gynecology, & Obstetrics, Johns Hopkins School of Nursing, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center – Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
    • Theodore (Ted) Tsangaris, MD, Chief of Breast Surgery, Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center

  • Informed Cancer care specialists, primary care practitioners, gynecologists, and internal medicine physicians will all:
    • know how to monitor for recurrence
    • know how to watch for other types of related cancers
    • learn how to instill confidence in breast cancer survivor patients



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