Breast Cancer

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Index

a
acceptance 41 , 42
adjuvant treatment 6 , 10-12 , 14 , 57-64 , 69 , 98
adrenalectomy 14
advanced disease 74-88 , 102-3
age 1 , 18 , 64-5
alcohol 2
alopecia 12 , 61-2 , 98
alternative therapy 84-8
Aminoglutethimide 12 , 14
anger 39 , 75 , 104 , 106 , 108
anxiety 12-13 , 55 , 100 ;
see also psychiatric morbidity
audio tape-recordings 46-7
autonomy 55 , 114-19
axillary nodes 4 ;
see also lymph nodes

b
bad news consultation 42-5
benign disease 5 , 67
biopsy 5 , 8 , 9
body image 55 , 64-5 ;
and age 64-5 ;
and prosthesis 55 , 66 ;
and reconstruction 67-8
bone metastases 3
brain metastases 3-4
breast cancer:
deaths 1 ;
HMSO statistics 18 ;
knowledge of 17-19 ;
occurrence 1
breast conservation 54 ;
see also local excision and lumpectomy
breast reconstruction 10 , 67-8
breast self-examination 27 ;
characteristics 30-32 ;
obsessional 72
Bristol Cancer Care Centre 87

c
calcification 2
causative factors 1 , 2 ;
see also risk factors
cells 2 , 12 , 61 , 86
cervix 2
chemotherapy 12 , 14 ;
side effects of 61-4 , 78
children, effects on 48-9
choice of treatment 6 , 64-5 , 67 , 114-19
clinical trials 15 , 54 , 79
cognitive functioning 38
coping 39-42 , 90 , 93-4 , 99-100 , 102-3
counselling 9 , 89-113 ;
in advanced cancer 89 , 102-3 ;
case study 103-9 ;
during RXT or chemotherapy 97-9 ;
post-operative 96-9 ;
post-treatment 99-100 ;
pre-operative 91-6 ;
social support 94 , 100-2 ;
strategies 90 , 98-9 ;
support groups 112 ;
volunteer 111-12
Cyclophosphamide 12 , 63
cytology 5 , 8

d
delay 35-8
denial 35 , 41 , 59
depression 12-13 , 55 , 80-2 ;
see also psychiatric morbidity
DHSS Forrest Report 30
diagnosis 4-12
diet 1 , 86-7

e
environmental factors 1

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