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.
Nursing Standard. 22, 40,47-55. doi: 10.7748/ns2008.06.22.40.47.c6572
Published in print: 11 June 2008Peer review
This article has been subject to double blind peer review