REVIEW ARTICLE Mark Messina et al; ONCOLOGY Vol. 27 No. 5 Recently published research questions the need for the advised restriction against the use of soyfoods by women with a history of breast cancer.
RESEARCH REPORT Anna Azvolinsky The US Preventive Services Task Force, an influential panel of experts, said that women at high risk for breast cancer should consider taking breast cancer drugs to decrease their risk. The analysis of the research on which the recommendation is based is published in the Annals of Internal Medicine.
REVIEW ARTICLE Simona F. Shaitelman et al; ONCOLOGY Vol. 27 No. 4 Accelerated partial-breast irradiation is a shorter, alternative radiation technique for select patients with favorable early-stage breast cancer. We review here the different modalities of delivery and discuss the possible benefits and harms.
REVIEW ARTICLE Amelia B. Zelnak, Ruth M. O'Regan; ONCOLOGY Vol. 27 No. 3 Additional insight into the biology of ER-positive breast cancers, particularly the higher risk luminal B cancers, could aid in identifying potential targets and new, effective therapies.
A 22-year-old female collegiate soccer player complains of a painful palpable area in her right breast accompanied by a straw-colored nipple discharge. Because she is extremely anxious and has had previous excisional biopsies, you decide to perform a lumpectomy.
A 38-year-old female (para 3, gravida 3), complains of persistent bilateral mammary gland pain associated with a “lumpy” feeling when she does a self-examination. She carries a family history of breast cancer in both her mother and older sister.
A 71-year-old woman was receiving a multi-agent chemotherapeutic regimen following a lumpectomy for breast cancer. After the second round of treatment, she presented for medical care due to persistent, intensely painful ulceration of the contralateral breast.
A 31-year-old woman has undergone a lumpectomy for a small, estrogen receptor–positive breast tumor. She acutely develops a painful, hot fluctuant lump on her chin. What would be the most appropriate thing to do first?
Five Steps to Improving Patient Access Judy Capko, May 21, 2013 Patient access is getting increased attention through reform initiatives. Here are five steps you can take to make sure patients get appropriate access to care in your office.