Flashcards in Breast Deck (19):
What are the boundaries of the breast...
Mid line sternum - mid line axilla
2nd rib - 6th rib
Clinical presentation of breast disease...
Define fibrocystic disease...
Lumpiness in one or usually both breasts
Symptoms of fibrocystic disease are...
Pain/tenderness in breasts
Hormone related changes
What can cause fat necrosis...
*fat necrosis often mistaken for cancer*
Trauma to breast
What kind of condition is mastitis...
Symptoms of mastitis are...
(No amount of pain killer will help this it needs to be aspirated)
Red, tender and warm
Name the triple assessment used for diagnosis...
(mainly in this order)
Growth in the ducts
Symptoms of papilloma...
Bleeding nipple and discharge
a tumour formed of mixed fibrous and glandular tissue, typically occurring as a benign growth in the breast.
What are the 2 types of risk for breast cancer...
What is early menache?
Name the clinical presentations of breast cancer...
Changer in skin colour or texture
Change in how the nipple looks
Clear or bloody fluid that leaks out of the nipple
CIS means what?
Carcinoma in situ
What does ductal carcinoma mean?
Abnormality of milk ducts
Name the 3 treatments for breast cancer...
Surgery +/- lymph node dissection
Hormone therapy e.g. tamoxifen/herceptin
Name the different types of surgery...
Wide local excision
Sentinel lymph node