Breast Problems, Common [2013 update]
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- Palpable mass
- Breast pain with a negative exam
- Nipple discharge without abnormal findings
- Assessment and management of women at high risk for breast cancer.
New to this updated guideline are:
- Somewhat simpler algorithms for palpable mass and for nipple discharge
- Initial evaluation of galactorrhea:
- Rule out medical illnesses (e.g., hypothryoidism, prolactinoma) and medications as a cause
- Manage and reassure patient.
- Special populations:
- Pregnant women with breast complaints
- Men with breast problems, pain, enlargment, mass
- The augmented breast, special problems and considerations
- Breast cancer screening for high risk women is addressed in UMHS cancer screening guideline
The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release Date: June 2013
Termination Date: September 2022
Continued availability of CME credit for this activity depends on a thorough review of its content every three years. This activity was last reviewed for currency and accuracy in September 2019, and availability of CME credit continued.
Monica M. Dimagno, MD; General Internal Medicine
R Van Harrison, PhD; Medical Education
Lisa A. Newman, MD; Surgical Oncology
Ebony C. Parker-Featherstone MD; Family Medicine
Mark Pearlman, MD; Obstetrics & Gynecology
Mark Helvie, MD; Radiology/Breast Imaging
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UMHS Guidelines Oversight Team:
Grant Greenberg, MD, MA, MHSA
R. Van Harrison, PhD
Literature Search Services:
Taubman Medical Library