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Breast cancer : diagnosis and treatment : an assessment of need : a report to the National Collaborating Centre for Cancer

Author(s):
Dewis, Robyn
Gribbin, Jonathan
National Collaborating Centre for Cancer (Great Britain)
Title(s):
Breast cancer : diagnosis and treatment : an assessment of need : a report to the National Collaborating Centre for CancerĀ [electronic resource] / Robyn Dewis, Jonathan Gribbin.
Series:
Clinical guideline ; no. 80-81S
Country of Publication:
Wales
Publisher:
Cardiff, UK : National Collaborating Centre for Cancer, c2009.
Description:
1 online resource (PDF (46 p.)) : ill.
Language:
English
Electronic Links:
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK61907
Summary:
The following needs assessment provides a summary of the current information available regarding the epidemiology of breast cancer regionally, nationally and internationally. Its purpose is to provide the context for the NICE guidelines on early and locally advanced and advanced breast cancer, presenting an overview of the size of the problem and disease burden, and assessing whether variation in epidemiology or service utilisation exists. This full report covers both early and advanced breast cancer. Although the disease pathology is the same in both cases, the issues for the individual, the NHS and society differ markedly. For early breast cancer the main issues are the epidemiology of breast cancer and the treatment options. For those with advanced breast cancer, cancer with metastases also known as secondary breast cancer, the focus is on improving the quality of life by palliation of symptoms and managing the longer term side effects of treatment. The process of producing this document has highlighted the lack of routine data available to assess the burden of advanced breast cancer on individuals, society and the NHS.
MeSH:
Breast Neoplasms/epidemiology*
Breast Neoplasms/therapy*
Great Britain
Needs Assessment
Prognosis
Quality of Life
Publication Type(s):
Practice Guideline
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
Issued also in print.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on Feb. 13, 2012).
NLM ID:
101570788 [Electronic Resource]

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