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Breast cancer triple assessment

Women commonly present to their physician complaining of a breast lump. Fibrocystic disease and fibroadenomas are benign breast conditions that comprise the majority of the diagnoses, however, breast cancer is a relatively common diagnosis (particularly in older women) with dire consequences that should be addressed. Clinical history and examination, mammogram and biopsy of the breast tissue is a comprehensive, widely used triple assessment used for breast lump diagnosis. Management of a lump can be by aspirating the contents if it proves to be a cyst, and other breast lumps can be surgically remove. Surgery incorporates lumpectomy (lump removal), partial mastectomy (some of the breast tissue is removed with the lump), and total mastectomy (entire breast tissue removed), which can incorporate lymph node sampling from the armpit. Surgery is followed by chemotherapy, radiotherapy and hormonal therapy in cancer cases to reduce the likelihood of recurrence of cancer. Chemotherapy can have unpleasant side effects such as nausea, vomiting, loss of hair, lethargy, anemia, and susceptibility to infection.

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About: Breast cancer triple assessment

Date: 3 July 2005

Source: www.di-ve.com

Author: Gordon Caruana-Dingli

URL: http://www.di-ve.com/dive/portal/portal.jhtml?id=187339&pid=1

Related Medical Topics

This summary article refers to the following medical categories:

  • Surgery
  • Surgery and breast lump
  • Surgery and lumpectomy
  • Surgery and mastectomy
  • Surgery and partial mastectomy
  • Surgery and total mastectomy
  • Surgery and cyst aspiration
  • Surgery and lymph nodes
  • Surgery and fibrocystic disease
  • Surgery and fibroadenoma
  • Surgery and benign breast condition
  • Surgery and breast cancer
  • Surgery and cyst
  • Surgery and cancer
  • Surgery and chemotherapy
  • Surgery and radiotherapy
  • Surgery and hormonal therapy
  • Risk and breast lump
  • Risk and cancer
  • Risk and breast cancer
  • Risk and mammogram
  • Diagnosis
  • Diagnosis and breast examination
  • Diagnosis and mammogram
  • Diagnosis and breast biopsy
  • Diagnosis and fibroadenoma
  • Diagnosis and fibrocystic disease
  • Diagnosis and benign breast condition
  • Diagnosis and breast cancer
  • Diagnosis and breast cyst
  • Side effects
  • Side effects and nausea
  • Side effects and vomiting
  • Side effects and loss of hair
  • Side effects and lethargy
  • Side effects and anemia
  • Side effects and breast cancer
  • Side effects and chemotherapy

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