THANK YOU, @SafetyNurse1968. Great Case Study!!
Here are the responses from members who came to the Admin Help Desk for the 10th Case Study Investigation (CSI).
What are the possible reasons for this lump?
The lump can be benign or cancerous.
It could be breast cancer, breast cyst or a Fibroadenoma
Is it just another cyst?
Could be or not. A cyst is fluid filled painless and movable. Need further tests to r/o cancer.
How many reasons for breast lumps can you come up with off the top of your head?
Fat necrosis and lipoma
How many risk factors for breast cancer can you spot?
Family history of breast cancer mother and grand mother
Infrequent breast exams and mammograms
What labs do you want?
BRCA 1 & 2, Baseline labs CBC, BMP,PT/PTT,TYPE AND SCREEN, LFT
What other diagnostic tests should we run?
Breast ultrasound,digital mammogram,manual physical exam and breast exam by a provider, MRI if required
Based on the exam, tests and results a clearer picture will emerge on if this is cancer or not.
Clinical signs: 1.) lump is firm 2.) irregular 3.) surrounding skin tissue hardening 4.) lump extends to muscle 5.) Platelets on the higher side??? Considered WBC being in upper normal but probably not that so I don't have a 6th one 😞
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