Breast Cancer

Mar 15, 2019 Issue
Primary Care of Breast Cancer Survivors [Article]

With declining mortality rates, primary care physicians are treating more breast cancer survivors. This care includes surveillance for cancer recurrence and management of sequelae from the disease or the treatment. These include hot flashes and vaginal dryness, cardiotoxicity, cognitive impairment, decreased bone density, lymphedema, chronic pain, and depression and anxiety.

Nov 15, 2018 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening with MRI: More False-Positives, More Biopsies [POEMs]

Screening with MRI is not for everyone. Women who undergo breast cancer screening with MRI are much more likely to be referred for biopsy— that will ultimately be negative—than if they have screening mammography alone.

Oct 1, 2017 Issue
Yoga for Cancer-Related Symptoms in Women with Breast Cancer [Cochrane for Clinicians]

Yoga improves health-related quality of life, reduces sleep disturbances, and decreases fatigue in the short term (up to 12 weeks) among women diagnosed with breast cancer who have completed cancer-related treatment or are receiving cancer treatment compared with no intervention.

Sep 15, 2017 Issue
A Persistent Rash on the Back, Chest, and Abdomen [Photo Quiz]

A 62-year-old breast cancer survivor presented with an erythematous, pruritic, expanding rash on her back, chest, and left lower abdomen.

Jul 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]

S.O. is a 47-year-old woman who presents to your office for a well-woman visit. She is healthy, takes no medications, and has no health concerns. She has never been diagnosed with breast cancer, nor have any of her first-degree relatives. Her digital mammography two years ago was negative, and she a...

Apr 15, 2016 Issue
ACS Releases Guideline on Breast Cancer Screening [Practice Guidelines]

The American Cancer Society (ACS) organized an interdisciplinary guideline development group to review the available evidence on breast cancer mortality, quality of life, life expectancy, false-positive findings, overdiagnosis, and overtreatment, and to update their 2003 guideline on breast cancer screening in average-risk women.

Apr 15, 2016 Issue
Screening for Breast Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The USPSTF recommends biennial screening mammography for women aged 50 to 74 years.

Apr 15, 2016 Issue
Counseling Women About Breast Cancer Screening [Editorials]

Practical strategies can help family physicians and women in their 40s make more informed decisions about breast cancer screening.

Feb 15, 2016 Issue
A Resolving Rash on the Breast [Photo Quiz]

A woman presented with a rash that began as a large plaque affecting one-fourgh of her breast then decreased to a small plaque affecting only the nipple.

Jan 15, 2015 Issue
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer in Women: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends that primary care clinicians screen women who have family members with breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer with one of several screening tools designed to identify a family history that may be associated with an increased risk of p...

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