Andrea is a 39-year-old Hispanic female living in a rural setting. She was recently diagnosed with an invasive left breast cancer; it was noted on her annual screening mammogram. The lesion measured 1cm on a mammogram and ultrasound, and it was biopsied via ultrasound-guided core needle biopsy by the radiologist. Her physical exam was negative for abnormalities in both her left breast and axilla, as the lesion was located deep in the left lower quadrant and was not palpable.
Andrea was initially referred to a general surgeon near her hometown, who recommended a lumpectomy and axillary node dissection. Andrea did some reading on the Internet and was uncertain whether this was the right surgery for her. She sought a second opinion with a breast surgeon.
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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