KN week 5 discussion 1
A 32-year-old female presents for an evaluation of a lump in her right breast that she found on breast self-examination. The lump is found to be 2cm in size, firm, and mobile. No Adenopothy noted.
For how long have you been lumping?
- What are two questions you would ask this patient?What are two risk factors you would want to assess for?
- What are the levels of prevention for this patient?
Please validate your opinions and ideas with citations and references in APA format.
My first question would be; For how long have you been lumping?
The other question is if the lump changes size during her menstrual cycle.
I would assess breast cancer since a breast lump is a risk factor for breast cancer.
The other thing I would assess is the productive history of the patient. This might also be a reason for the lump in the breast.
The levels of prevention for this patient I would recommend are; Eating a lot of fruits and vegetables, avoiding the use of birth control pills, being physically active, and also the patient to watch her weight. All this prevention will have a big impact on preventing the breast lump.