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A written unit policy is useful and accurate record keeping is essential. 4 Following the diagnosis of breast cancer and at each stage in their management, each patient’s case should be discussed by the multidisciplinary team, which may include surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical and clinical oncologists, breast care nurses, audit, administration, and research staff. 5 All patients diagnosed with breast cancer should meet with a specialist nurse experienced in the management of such patients to provide information, advice, and support.

A written unit policy is useful and accurate record keeping is essential. 4 Following the diagnosis of breast cancer and at each stage in their management, each patient’s case should be discussed by the multidisciplinary team, which may include surgeons, radiologists, pathologists, medical and clinical oncologists, breast care nurses, audit, administration, and research staff. 5 All patients diagnosed with breast cancer should meet with a specialist nurse experienced in the management of such patients to provide information, advice, and support.

14 Very dense breast with enlarged axillary lymph nodes on mammogram due to sarcoidosis of the breast. 15 Mammogram showing several small dense well-defined opacities due to metastases from an upper gastrointestinal cancer. 16 Diabetic mastopathy. Core biopsy showing patchy, perilobular lymphocytic infiltration (A) and stromal hyalinization. Insert shows atypical vacuolated fibroblasts often seen in the stroma of such lesions. H&E, original magnifications x4 and x40. 19) Pain related to the breast is a common cause of referral but an uncommon symptom of cancer.

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