n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Approach to the diagnosis of a breast lump : main article
|Article Title||Approach to the diagnosis of a breast lump : main article|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Publication Date||Jan 2011|
|Pages||19 - 22|
|Keyword(s)||Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine and University of KwaZulu-Natal|
Patient complaints of breast lumps or lumpiness are common, ranging from 40% to 70% in women seeking advice. A breast lump, either self detected, screen detected or clinician detected, raises the fear of breast cancer in any woman, irrespective of age. Fortunately, the vast majority of breast lumps are benign, but this does not negate the need for evaluation of any palpable breast lesion. Failure to diagnose breast cancer accounts for the most frequent and expensive claims brought against physicians.
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