General Concepts and Physiology

Jan 21, 2019 by in ENDOCRINOLOGY Comments Off on General Concepts and Physiology

INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen There are broad principles and concepts in endocrinology that the reader must understand. Familiarity with concepts such as negative feedback loops, hormone-receptor function, and hormone replacement…

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Enteric Hormones

Jan 21, 2019 by in ENDOCRINOLOGY Comments Off on Enteric Hormones

INTRODUCTION Print Section Listen Enteric hormones orchestrate appetite, food-seeking behaviors, intake, physical and chemical digestion, and the absorption of the nutrients, intricately linking the brain, the intestines, and multiple endocrine…

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Lymphedema

Jan 14, 2019 by in ONCOLOGY Comments Off on Lymphedema

Pathogenesis Print Section Listen Lymphedema is caused when protein-rich fluid accumulates in the interstitium due to impaired function of lymphatic tissues. Proteins and other macromolecular wastes with water constitute lymphatic…

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Disparities in Breast Cancer

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Disparities in Breast Cancer: Introduction Print Section Listen Breast cancer is the most common female malignancy in the United States and worldwide. The World Health Organization estimates that more than…

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Diet and Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivorship

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Diet and Exercise in Breast Cancer Survivorship: Introduction Print Section Listen Accumulating evidence suggests that lifestyle behaviors such as physical activity and dietary patterns may impact breast cancer prognosis. Observational…

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Surgical Complications and Management

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Surgical Complications and Management: Introduction Print Section Listen The complication rates following surgery of the breast and axilla are considered low. The mortality after these procedures is less than 1%;…

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Fertility, Sexuality, and Menopausal Symptom Management

Jan 14, 2019 by in ONCOLOGY Comments Off on Fertility, Sexuality, and Menopausal Symptom Management

Fertility, Sexuality, and Menopausal Symptom Management: Introduction Print Section Listen Improvements in the detection and treatment of breast cancer have resulted in a growing number of breast cancer survivors. It…

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Guidelines for Follow-Up

Jan 14, 2019 by in ONCOLOGY Comments Off on Guidelines for Follow-Up

Guidelines for Follow-Up: Introduction Print Section Listen Breast cancer survivors number more than 2,000,000 in the United States alone.1 Improvements in screening technology, increased uptake of screening, and advances in…

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Tumor Registry

Jan 14, 2019 by in ONCOLOGY Comments Off on Tumor Registry

Tumor Registry: Introduction Print Section Listen High quality cancer registries are critical for any modern health care system. They provide organizations and governments with vital data for allocating public health…

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