Instructions: Listen to the podcast episode available below, and then submit your answers to the multiple choice questions. You will review the answers and the material covered during your next Continuity Clinic Session.
Breast Cancers and Treatment
1. In patients with early breast cancer, risk-prediction models can help oncologists determine the risk of recurrence and the need for adjuvant therapy. The models can be based on clinical prognosticators or biomolecular features of the tumor. In addition to age, the prognostic factor common to most clinical models is:
2. A 35 yo woman palpates a 1 cm solid breast mass. A needle biopsy is performed showing an invasive ductal carcinoma. The best treatment for this patient is:
3. A 40 yo woman is diagnosed with cancer of the right breast. She is otherwise healthy. She undergoes breast-conserving surgery with lumpectomy and axillary node dissection. She is found to have stage I breast cancer less than 1 cm in size with negative nodes. Her cancer is estrogen receptor positive and progesterone receptor positive. It is considered low risk. She menstruates monthly. After radiation therapy of the breast, what is the best next step in management?