Breast cancer is a horrifying and very serious disease that should not be underestimated. It is a common cancer in women but the majority of women that are affected by this disease do not know that it can be treated in all sorts of ways or that breast cancer rarely ever appears in the same form more than once. As one of the leading causes of death in the United States, breast cancer is affecting tons of people. Orenstein, a breast cancer survivor, discusses the awareness and education of breast cancer today and to give us a full understanding of the disease. In “Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer”, Breast cancer awareness and the effectiveness or lack of effectiveness is an important part of this article. She provides historical background in her article which gives an insight into the history of breast cancer to her specific audience and also discusses early detection versus late detection and also the possibility of overtreatment. Orenstein has a different outlook on breast cancer and has different approach in her article by stating her personal story as an introduction into her riveting article. Using her personal story at the beginning gets her readers to have an emotional attachment to her and to be more open to her ideas. This technique is effective, but however her claim would be more effective with research that proved the lack of effectiveness of mammograms.
If an unusually form of lump forms around the breast area, that issue/need becomes a problem which needs to be solved. To solve the problem or take advantage of the opportunity, the consumer/ patient seeks information regarding potential problem from specialist who then can assist with evaluating alternative. The goal is to find the best response to the problem or opportunity.
These benefits included finding a doctor in the area. Few weeks after discussing and researching with her family, she finally decided to see the doctor. Mrs. Sofia then had to make an appointment with the doctor in order to do her physical and health history. During her physical exam, the doctor asked her if she does an annual self-breast exam once a month. Mrs. Sofia told the doctor that she never checks her breast and she do not know how to do a self-breast exam. Upon physical assessment the doctor found a large lump in Mrs. Sofia’s breast. The doctor orders a diagnostic mammogram that shows that the area of abnormal tissue (lesion) is more skeptical and a biopsy should be done in order to determine if it is
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Women may experience a range of emotions with the diagnosis as well as throughout the treatment as a result of breast cancer, such as: sadness, anger, fear and guilt. Therefore, it is essential to closely monitor the client for their psychosocial adjustment to the diagnosis and treatment, and identifying those that need further psychological interventions (Boehmke & Dickerson, 2006). This includes being aware of the impact the diagnosis will have on the family members and loved ones; as their support is warranted as possible caregivers during the process. Appropriate nursing diagnoses for a woman with a new verdict of breast cancer may include (but not limited to): disturbed body image related to loss of hair due to chemotherapy; fear related to the diagnosis and prognosis of the disease; and knowledge deficit of cancer treatment options and reconstructive surgery. Other diagnosis will be added and removed as the patient decides if she wants treatment; and the psychological, psychosocial, and physical changes that may affect her quality of life. For instance, after a mastectomy the patient may have a nursing diagnosis of: risk for disturbed body
Breast cancer is an unfortunate reality that plagues nearly 12 percent of women in the United States. 1 After being diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, the 5 year survival rate diminishes to 22% according the Cancer Treatment Centers of America.2 All types of cancer treatments are associated with certain problematic side effects. In many cases the side effects from the treatments are the main cause for decrease in the overall quality of life and function for the patient. The three most common treatments for breast cancer are surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. Common side effects from chemotherapy include; cancer related fatigue (CRF), pain, mouth and throat sores, and nervous system effects such as peripheral neuropathy.3 Many of the side effects associated with radiation therapy are similar to that of chemotherapy, but also include skin irritation and burns.4 Upper extremity range of motion and strength deficits are common impairments that follow surgical interventions for breast cancer.
Breast: Patient denies any pain, lump, nipple discharge, rash, history of breast disease, or any surgery on breasts. Patient denies performing breast self-examination.
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Breastfeeding pain is one of the "horror" stories that a well-meaning friend or relative probably told you about while you were pregnant or soon after you had your baby. Tales of pain can make new moms think that breastfeeding should (and will be) a painful experience, discouraging moms from nursing. Learning what feelings are normal during breastfeeding can help you adjust your little one's latch and prevent problems from occurring.
swelling in the left lower outer quadrant of left breast measuring 3 cm in diameter. The lump was freely mobile and not fixed to skin
The recommendations made for further studies required for an explanation of high risk of breast cancer found during the first week of benign breast disease finding.
A review of the records reveals the member to be an adult female with a birth date of 04/20/1977. The member has a diagnosis of pain following reconstruction for prophylactic bilateral mastectomies. The member’s treating provider, David Janssen, MD recommended the member undergo bilateral breast implant exchange/internal Lewis procedure.
Yes, she was very happy to hear it was a cyst. She was not too familiar with breast cyst so I provided her with information pertaining to breast cyst and other breast changes that may appear as lumps. As far as education, at the time I worked at a hospital, which was strict on where we obtained education material for our patients. So I obtained some print outs of educational material from the source we used at the time and provided it for her to take home at discharge. We also had breast models on the unit so I went over the self-breast examination with her (even though she obviously was doing her monthly check, it was good reiteration!) and we went over all the important signs and symptoms that she should contact her provider when
Mammograms are probably the most important tool doctors have in diagnosing breast cancer. Although they do not prevent one from acquiring breast cancer, it does help diagnosing as early as possible. “Mammography has a false-negative (missed cancer) rate of at least 10 percent (Wikipedia)”. Mammograms rarely miss cancerous cells. That of which they do miss is because of the density in the breast. A false negative is more common among younger women due to the fact that younger woman have more density in their breasts. There are four different categories found by mammograms: 1. easily treated cancers. 2. aggressive cancers that are detected too late. 3. slow-growing cancers that ultimately will not harm or kill a patient before natural causes do, and 4. a small number of cancers who treatment outcome is better because of early detection. Mammograms will help to find all kinds of cancers that are undetectable by self-examinations.
The results came in confirming a malignant tumor in my mother’s breast, and I knew her hopes had been crushed, but she remained strong. After the surgery, another biopsy established that the cancer was found on the outside of her tumor and also in her lymph nodes, so it was very possible that it could spread. She would need to get a mastectomy.