Flashcards in Breast Health Deck (16):
What are common conditions of the breast?
Fibrocystic breast disease
Mastitis is what?
An infection of the breast tissue.
Mastitis is common in whom?
When will mastitis occur in lactating women?
The 2nd to 3rd week after delivery
Can mastitis preclude breast feeding?
What is fibrocystic breast disease (FBD)?
Ducal enlargement that causes benign, bilateral, single, or multiple, tender cysts to form.
When do the cysts in FBD become more painful?
Prior to menstruation
Fibroadenoma is a single, benign, bilateral tumor of what?
Is the fibroadenoma symptomatic?
What is the initial symptom of a malignant breast tumor?
Single, painless, hard, irregular shaped, fixed lump.
What are the warning signs of BR CA?
nipple deviation, flattening or retraction
Peau d'orange skin
Unilateral venous distention
Dimpling and puckering, nipple deviation, flattening and retraction suggests what?
Contraction of fibrotic tissue due to cancer
Peau d'orange skin is described as?
Thicker with prominent pores
Peau d'orange skin results from what?
Edema secondary to advanced or inflammatory BR CA
Unilateral venous distention may indicate what?
Increase blood flow to a malignancy