A 75-year-old female noticed a lump in her right breast after mild trauma. She complained of warmth and pruritis but denied associated pain, bruising, erythema, or nipple discharge. She had a history of stroke, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, and atrial fibrillation that was treated with long-term warfarin.
There is no family history of breast, ovarian, or colon cancer. Her screening mammogram from one year ago was normal.
Physical examination revealed a firm, mobile 3cm mass in the upper inner quadrant without skin changes. There was no palpable axillary lymphadenopathy. A diagnostic mammogram and subsequent ultrasound were performed.
The diagnostic mammogram revealed a large, new, oval, isodense mass with indistinct margins at 1 o’clock extending from anterior to posterior depth without associated calcifications. Ultrasound demonstrated a 44x20x44mm heterogeneous, hypoechoic oval mass parallel to the chest wall with circumscribed and microlobulated margins and increased vascularity at 1 o’clock 3cm from the nipple.
The 2013 Nurse Compensation Survey Results Are In Michelle Bragazzi, BS, RN, 5/3/2013 32 In February, TheONC surveyed more than 600 oncology nurses to find out more about their careers. We wanted to know if they felt adequately compensated and satisfied within their ...
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