Breast health & disease
Ask most women what they know about breast disease and their thoughts will often go straight to breast cancer. With 1 in 8 women now being diagnosed with the condition in the UK this is perhaps not surprising. However, many more women will suffer from other breast conditions, including benign lumps and cysts, breast pain and galactorrhoea.
This resource, consisting of five assessment questions at advanced level, tests your knowledge of these issues. The level of these questions reflects the fact that they are aimed at people working in an extended role. Complete the resource, including the further reading and some or all of the suggested activities, to obtain a certificate for one hour of continuing professional development to include in your annual portfolio.
Aims and objectives
On completion of this resource, you should have an understanding of:
Breast cancer campaign statistics (2015) https://www.breastcancercampaign.org/about-breast-cancer/breast-cancer-statistics
Breast cancer care (2013) Benign breast conditions https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/breast-cancer-information/benign-breast-conditions
Cancer UK Breast cancer statistics https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/cancer-statistics/statistics-by-cancer-type/breast-cancer
NICE (2011) Breast cancer quality standard https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs12