Examination - Examination Examination Most important part...

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Examination Examination Most important part of examination is INSPECTION o See if curvatures have changed Aim to see if breasts are symmetrical o Patient should place hands upwards o Place hands on hips o Lean forwards with hands on hips Doctor should: o lay hand on breasts to feel for lumps o Examine supraclavicular and axillary lymph nodes Patient should always examine breasts after their period o Breasts are fuller pre-menstrually – can have cystic swellings (due to hormonal imbalance) which disappear after the period o Easier to examine post period Breast Lumps Breast lumps classified as being o Physiological o Benign o Malignant Benign Lumps Benign lumps arising from the connective tissues include: o Fibroadenomas: Frequent in women below 40 years old
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Fibroadeonmas are solid, well defined and at palpation run away from your fingers Arise from fibrous and glandular tissue and have a minimal risk of becoming malignant o Sebaceous cysts : Breast cysts are tender, smooth, fluctuant and occur with increasing
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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