Chapter 48 Assessment & Management of Patients with Breast Disorders

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Chapter 48  Assessment & Management of Patients with Breast Disorders

 

 

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1.
A woman who presents with dimpling of the right breast states that it occurred in the last two weeks. She has not performed a breast self-examination. What assessment should the nurse make?
A)
Evaluate the patient’s milk production
C)
Order an immediate mammogram
B)
Palpate the area for a breast mass
D)
Call the physician to schedule a biopsy

2.
When instructing the patient on breast self-examinations, the nurse tells the patient to raise her arms and inspect the breast in the mirror. The patient asks the nurse why she needs to do this. The nurse’s best response is:
A)
“It will give you greater visibility.”
B)
“If you feel pain you will need to inspect it.”
C)
“It will help to observe for dimpling.”
D)
“Everyone is different in assessing the breast.”

3.
During a community service lecture, the nurse is instructing women on self breast examinations. One of the participants asks why her breasts become tender. Prior to explaining the cause of the pain, the nurse should ascertain whether:
A)
The pain occurs prior to her menstrual period
B)
She has dimpling in any breast site
C)
She has given birth to children
D)
She exercises daily or occasionally

4.
A male patient states my mother, grandmother, and sister died of breast cancer. What information should the nurse provide to the patient?
A)
“Men do not get breast cancer; only women are affected.”
B)
“The fact your relatives had breast cancer has no affect on you.”
C)
“I wouldn’t worry about your risk of breast cancer.”
D)
“It is true that men with a family history are at risk for cancer.”

5.
A woman who was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 48 asks the nurse when her teenage daughters should begin mammography. What is your best advice?

A) Age 28 years B) Age 35years C) Age 38 years D) Age 40 years

 

Answer Key

1.
B
2.
C
3.
A
4.
D
5.
C

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