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183839 - How to Treat quiz: Breast disease in pregnancy and lactation

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This education aims to assist GPs with the management of breast lesions in pregnant and lactating women. This education explores the breast changes, both physiological and pathological, which occur during pregnancy and lactation. Benign lesions and gestational malignancy are discussed.

Relevance to General Practice

The breast is a complex, highly specialised modified apocrine gland that is responsive to physiologic hormonal changes. In preparation for lactation and breastfeeding, the breast undergoes normal changes. The hormones that effect the breast can also affect accessory and ectopic breast tissue. Pre-existing breast lesions can also change under the influence of changes in circulating hormones.

Learning outcomes
  • Differentiate between normal and pathological breast changes in pregnant and lactating women.
  • Explain the contents of the triple test used to exclude breast cancer.
  • Discuss the differential diagnosis of a breast lump in pregnancy and lactation.
  • Implement the triple test into practice.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Continuity of care promotes quality and safety

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Pregnancy care
    • Women's health
    • Other
    183839 - How to Treat quiz: Breast disease in pregnancy and lactation
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    1 hour
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    2 cpd
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