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What is the 1st step of BSE?
pt should observe breast in front of mirror with good lighting in 4 positions
*relaxed w. arms at sides
*hands at hips
*hands pressed together at waist, leaning forward
What cultural groups tend to have the lowest incidence of breast cancer?
Spanish/Asians - but tend to have higher mortality rate if dx'd
What are the known risks for breast cancer?
What are some common ways to help control symptoms of fibrocystic breasts?
reduce caffeine, salt, saturated fats
What is the 2nd step of BSE?
palpate breasts while sitting or standing
*soap+water can make easier to palpate
Don't forget axillary tail(Tail of spence)
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