Follow Up of Abnormal Clinical and Imaging Findings of the Breast: Five Self-Study Modules for Primary Care Clinicians


Authors: Helen J. Barr, MD; Mary S. Dolan, MD, FACOG; Captain Joseph M. Kaczmarczyk, DO, MPH; Mary F. Mitchell, BA; Judy A. Hannan, RN, MPH; Captain Herschel W. Lawson, MD, FACOG; Captain Susan Lockhart, PhD, MPH, BA
Lead Writer: Nancy Dunn, RN, MS, President, PRO-Health Inc., Salem, Oregon

Editors: Darlene Foschini-Field, PhD, Contributing Editor
Peggy Keen, PhD, Editor, Medscape Women's Health
Ursula K. Snyder, PhD, Contributing Editor
The reviewers for this program can be found in the acknowledgment section

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CME/CE Activities

  • CME/CE Breast Anatomy, Physiology, and Pathology
    Understanding breast anatomy, physiology, and pathology is essential for follow-up of abnormal findings.
  • CME/CE Health History and Clinical Breast Examination
    Assessing clinical history and performing a thorough clinical breast examination are essential to managing risk and preventing a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • CME/CE Workup of Abnormal Clinical Findings
    Assessing and documenting clinical findings that are suspicious for cancer are essential for timely and appropriate follow-up. The primary care clinician must also correlate the clinical findings with imaging findings to determine the appropriate plan of action to prevent a delayed diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • CME/CE Follow-up of Abnormal Clinical Findings - Biopsy Methods
    Understanding breast imaging findings is essential for correlation with clinical findings and subsequent plan of action to prevent a delay of diagnosis of breast cancer.
  • CME/CE Risk Management
    Primary care clinicians can help ensure that women receive timely and appropriate follow-up by practicing risk management strategies developed from common causes of delay of diagnosis of breast cancer.

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