About the book
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Each year there are approximately 41,000 new cases in the UK and over one million worldwide.
Although breast cancer is much more common in women, it can also affect men and in the UK approximately 300 men every year develop breast cancer. One in nine women
will develop breast cancer at some time in her life.
This booklet covers possible causes, screening and symptoms of breast cancer, and how it is diagnosed and treated. It also contains important information to help women cope with the disease.
About the author
Professor Mike Dixon is a Consultant Surgeon and Professor of Surgery at the
Edinburgh Breast Unit. He is Clinical Director of the Breakthrough Research
Unit in Edinburgh. He works in the UK’s largest breast unit in Edinburgh. As well
as having written more than 16 books and more than 250 papers, he has an enormously busy clinical practice in breast disease.
He is acknowledged as one of the leading breast surgeons in the country; he was the inaugural editor of The Breast and was on the first editorial board of the British Medical Journal. He was also the first section editor for breast disease for Clinical Evidence, which is now available for patients.
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