More about Breast Care

This book is designed to provide clear information on the many changes that can affect your breasts. Understanding these changes will give you great peace of mind and allow you to make sensible choices about when and where to seek medical attention. It also addresses the broader issues of health and wellbeing in an industrialsied and hectic society.

Is the increasing rate of breast cancer a warning that things are seriously amiss with our current lifestyle? Can we move beyond "early detection" and look at reducing the 1:10 risk of getting breast cancer that currently exists for women in New Zealand?

The book covers:

  • Normal structure and function of the breast
  • Methods for investigating breast problems
  • Explanations on the cause and treatment of common problems such as cysts, breast pain and nipple discharge
  • Advice on breastfeeding
  • Cosmetic breast surgery including information on breast implants
  • Treatment of breast cancer - advice for patients and their families
  • Screening for breast cancer - the pros and cons of mammogram screening/thermography and other available options
  • Important information on lifestyle and risk reduction strategies - the scientific evidence to support these options

Trevor Smith is a breast surgeon in Auckland. He has written this book in response to the questions, concerns and insightful observations of many of his patients over the last twelve years.

Breast Care Book

Comprehensive Information and
advice on all aspects
of breast care.

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