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Breast Cancer

Management of Young Breast Cancer Patients With de Novo Genetic Mutations

A 24-year-old woman presents to her primary care provider with a mass in her left breast. Examination confirms a 2.2-cm mass in the upper outer quadrant, with a single mobile axillary node that is firm to palpation.

Breast Cancer

In this video from MBCC we discuss a poster presentation on genomic and protein alterations in 126 triple-negative metaplastic breast cancers.

A physician’s age may have an effect on his or her opinions about the effectiveness of breast cancer screening methods, including self-exam and mammography.

Women with hormone receptor-positive breast cancer may be more scared, anxious, or concerned about treatment-related adverse events and cancer symptoms.

At MBCC, one presenter made the argument for screening mammography for all women starting at the age of 40, despite the controversy surrounding the topic.

According to a presentation at MBCC, modern breast cancer staging systems should include grade, estrogen receptor status, and possibly other biologic markers.

Women with breast cancer who received first-line eribulin were able to stay on treatment longer and had better outcomes when they received dose modifications.

As part of our MBCC coverage we discuss MRI screening for breast cancer in patients who carry a BRCA mutation or have a first-degree relative who is a BRCA carrier.

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