- Parvin, Elizabeth.
- Open University.
- Breast -- Radiography.
- Breast -- Cancer -- Diagnosis
- Medical screening
- Introducing health sciences : a case study approach
- 0199237336 (pbk.) :
- 9780199237333 (pbk.) :
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- Accompanied by DVD in pocket.
- Published in association with the Open University.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 111-113) and index.
- 1. Screening; 1.1 Types of screening tests; 1.2 Criteria for effective screening programmes; 1.3 Debates about the value of breats cancer screening; 1.4 Factors that affect uptake of breast screening; 2. What is breast cancer?; 2.1 Body structures; 2.2 The breast; 2.3 How do breast cells multiply?; 2.4 Gene Mutations; 2.5 Detecting breast cancers early; 3. Risk factors for breast cancer; 3.1 Multiple interacting causes; 3.2 Age and breast cancer; 3.3 Environmental risk factors; 3.4 Certain gene mutations can increase risk; 3.5 Oestrogen and breast cancer; 3.6 How large are the risks?; 3.7 Falling mortality rates; 4. Mammography; 4.1 What kind of test?; 4.2 X-ray imaging; 4.3 Other imaging methods; 5. Interpreting the mammograms; 5.1 What are radiologists looking for?; 5.2 The psychology fo image interpretation; 5.3 Measuring sensitivity and specificity; 6. Following up a positive test result; 6.1 Examining samples of breast tumours; 7. Benefits, risks and costs of screening; 7.1 Who gets screened?; 7.2 The benefits; 7.3 The risks; 7.4 Financial costs; 8. Conclusions
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