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Breast Cancer
Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment

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1. Breast cancer typically originates in the:

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2. The most common sign of breast cancer is:

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3. The two racial/ethnic groups with the highest incidence of breast cancer in the United States are:

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4. Which is a modifiable risk for breast cancer?

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5. As a genetic risk factor for breast cancer, the BRCA gene mutation is:

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6. There is a well-established link between an increased risk of breast cancer and:

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7. Mammography screening is most effective in reducing the risk of breast cancer death among women:

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8. The current debate surrounding the recommendations for mammography screening includes:

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9. After her mammography screening detects an unusual finding, a female patient returns for ultrasound testing, which is most useful in:

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10. The most definitive test for diagnosing breast cancer is:

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11. Which is the most common type of surgical biopsy to confirm the diagnosis of breast cancer?

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12. As part of a comprehensive evaluation for establishing a diagnosis of breast cancer, a primary care provider may test for possible metastasis by ordering blood tests such as:

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13. The standard of care in biomarker testing of breast tumors includes ER, PR, and:

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14. The TNM staging system for breast cancer describes whether the cancer has metastasized, the size of the tumor, and:

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15. Which is a common area of the body for metastasis in breast cancer?

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16. Invasive lobular carcinoma originates in which area of the breast?

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17. Breast tumor cells described by a pathologist as “low histologic grade”:

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18. In a high–nuclear grade breast tumor, the cancer cells are:

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19. Triple-negative breast cancer is more common among:

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20. Initial treatment for inflammatory breast cancer includes:

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21. Typically, in a female patient with a large breast tumor, neoadjuvant treatment is administered:

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22. When a patient with early-stage breast cancer chooses to have a lumpectomy (breast-conserving surgery), which follow-up treatment is generally recommended?

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23. Which term refers to the surgical procedure that involves removal of the entire breast and axillary lymph nodes but leaves the chest wall muscles intact?

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24. In a patient with breast cancer, a lymph node assessment is performed to:

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25. One year after breast cancer treatment, including axillary lymph node dissection, a female patient reports that her arm on the affected side has now begun feeling heavy and is painful. The patient’s symptoms are most likely related to:

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26. A female patient who recently had breast cancer surgery, including lymph node dissection, can reduce her risk of developing lymphedema by:

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27. Which is not a component of postoperative decongestive therapy treatment for patients with early signs of lymphedema?

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28. In patients who have had immediate breast reconstruction surgery, chemotherapy treatments normally begin:

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29. When meeting with the patient to discuss breast reconstruction options, the clinician explains that a common complication of implant-based reconstruction is:

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30. When compared to the more common external beam radiation approach, the newer hypofractionated radiation therapy approach given after breast cancer surgery typically administers:

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31. Which are two common short-term side effects associated with radiation therapy for breast cancer?

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32. Which is a long-term complication associated with radiation therapy for breast cancer?

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33. Female patients who are treated with tamoxifen (Nolvadex) may experience which common side effects?

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34. Which medications are successful in controlling or eliminating chemotherapy-associated nausea and vomiting?

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35. Recommended strategies to help with fatigue due to cancer and its treatment include:

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36. Common side effects of targeted chemotherapy treatment include:

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37. In patients treated with trastuzumab (Herceptin), it is important to monitor for which major side effect?

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38. It is important to educate a patient who is using vitamins and supplements during cancer treatment that some antioxidant supplements may:

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39. Research has shown which alternative therapy to reduce chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting associated with cancer and chemotherapy treatment?

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40. Which law protects a patient who is recovering from breast cancer from insurance discrimination because of her cancer diagnosis?

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41. The Commission on Cancer mandates that all cancer centers provide patients with:

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42. Which symptom in a breast cancer survivor should be evaluated further as a sign of possible cancer recurrence?

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43. Six months after completion of radiation therapy for breast cancer treatment, routine follow-up care recommendations for a normal-risk female patient who is without symptoms include:

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44. Cancer that recurs within the first two years following diagnosis and adjuvant treatment tends to be:

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45. For a patient who has advanced breast cancer that is no longer responding to treatment, hospice care is provided:


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