Breast Concerns

  • Perform a history of common breast complaints, including nipple discharge, tenderness and lumps
  • List the risk factors for breast cancer and screening
  • Initiate the work-up for the above common breast complaints
  • Be able to make recommendations for the identification and management of women with a family history of breast cancer
  • Be familiar with the follow-up care and screening required for breast cancer patients

Core Resources

Approach to Breast Mass

Doukas K, Weisdorf T. Approach to Breast Mass One-Page Primer. DFCM Open. Published 2010. Updated 2010. Available at: http://dfcmopen.com. Attribution CC BY-NC-ND

Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in women 40-74 years of age who are not at increased risk for breast cancer

Klarenbach S, Sims-Jones N, Lewin G, et al. Recommendations on screening for breast cancer in women 40-74 years of age who are not at increased risk for breast cancer. CMAJ 2018;190:E1441-51

Supplemental Resources

Follow-up after treatment for breast cancer

Sisler J, Chaput G, Sussman J, Ozokwelu E. Follow-up after treatment for breast cancer: Practical guide to survivorship care for family physicians. Canadian Family Physician. 2016;62(10):805-811.

Identification and management of women with a family history of breast cancer

Heisey R, Carroll JC. Identification and management of women with a family history of breast cancer: Practical guide for clinicians. Canadian Family Physician. 2016;62(10):799-803.