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Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer: Recommendation Statement [U.S. Preventive Services Task Force]
The USPSTF recommends that primary care clinicians assess women with a personal or family history of breast, ovarian, tubal, or peritoneal cancer or who have an ancestry associated with breast cancer susceptibility 1 and 2 (BRCA1/2) gene mutations with an appropriate brief familial risk assessment tool.
Feb 15, 2020 Issue
Risk Assessment, Genetic Counseling, and Genetic Testing for BRCA-Related Cancer [Putting Prevention into Practice]
A 31-year-old woman presents to your office for a well-woman examination. She is sexually active in a monogamous relationship and has never been pregnant. She tells you that her mother was diagnosed with tubal cancer at age 40 and that her sister, who is 42 years of age, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer.
Feb 1, 2020 Issue
Breast Cancer Screening: ACP Releases Guidance Statements [Practice Guidelines]
The American College of Physicians reviewed guidelines from other organizations and developed four statements to provide advice to clinicians about breast cancer screening for women who are at average risk.
Adding ultrasonography to screening mammography in women younger than 50 years at low, intermediate, or high breast cancer risk is not associated with an increase in breast cancer detection. It is associated with increased unnecessary biopsy recommendations and results in more frequent follow-up.
In October 2019, the FDA released draft guidance offering numerous recommendations to help ensure women have access to breast implant benefit and risk information, including that manufacturers incorporate a boxed warning and patient decision checklist in the device’s labeling, and update recommendat...
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal's content, written by and for family physicians.
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.
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.
A 62-year-old breast cancer survivor presented with an erythematous, pruritic, expanding rash on her back, chest, and left lower abdomen.