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Early breast cancer: clinical review

Early breast cancer: clinical review

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Clinical Review

Time to Complete

1.5 hours


April 13, 2018


April 13, 2018

Programme Description

Ms Vivien Ng and Mr Andrew McLaren discuss diagnosis and treatment of early breast cancer, in an article updated in 2018 by Dr Zoe Kemp. Key learning points include symptoms to look out for, and the investigations and treatment that patients are likely to be offered.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Understand the multifactorial aetiology of breast cancer
  • List symptoms that should raise suspicion of possible breast cancer
  • Be aware of tests and investigations that patients may be offered
  • Appreciate the role of surgery and other therapies
  • Reflect on the findings of the POSH trial for younger BRCA carriers
  • Authors

    Original authors
    Miss Vivien V Ng
    Specialist registrar in breast surgery
    Mr Andrew McLaren
    Consultant breast surgeon
    Wycombe General Hospital
    Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

    Review author
    Dr Zoe Kemp
    Consultant in oncogenetics
    The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

    Test author
    Dr Ravi Ramanathan


    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs.


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