Primary breast cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and management
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Primary breast cancer: risk factors, diagnosis and management

Antonia Dean Breast cancer clinical nurse specialist, London

This article focuses on the risk factors, diagnosis and management of primary breast cancer. It describes the treatments that may be offered to patients including surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted therapy. The role of the nurse in caring for patients with breast cancer is also discussed.

Correspondence antoniadean@hotmail.com

Nursing Standard. 22, 40,47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.06.22.40.47.c6572

Published in print: 11 June 2008

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review