Flashcards in Breast Examination Deck (8):
Patient says mom has breast cancer.
Recommend self-examination (asap)
Women 1 in 8 chance of developing in lifetime
80% over 50, can occur in younger women
After explaining why important to do exam, explain why self- exams are important.
patient familiar with own breast appearance and consistency so can detect changes before a doctor could
Early detection gives better choices and outcomes
ESP IMPORTANT IF YOU OR CLOSE RELATIVE HAVE
After explaining the whys then what?
Explain what the exam involves and when it's performed.
Exam and when performed.
Looking and feeling for changes in BR tissue/lymph nodes
When: 2-3 days after period, after menop. Choose date
After explaining when performed then what?
In front of mirror hands at sides.
Note changes like dimpling, swelling distended veins, rashes, nipple discharge, deviation, flattening, or inversion.
Also, put hands on hips and behind head bringing elbows forward to see if can create dimpling puckering.
After describing inspection then what?
Describe palpation procedure