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Flashcards in Breast Examination Deck (8):
1

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

2

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

3

After explaining the whys then what?

Explain what the exam involves and when it's performed.

4

Exam and when performed.

Looking and feeling for changes in BR tissue/lymph nodes
When: 2-3 days after period, after menop. Choose date

5

After explaining when performed then what?

Describe inspection

6

Describe inspection:

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.

7

After describing inspection then what?

Describe palpation procedure

8

Describe palpation procedure.

In shower and laying down with arm over head.
Use circular or wedge method
Palate all tissue, areola, nipple, tail of spence, axillary and supraclavicular nodes
Feel for unusual lumps, tenderness and any nipple discharge.