Clinical assessment of a breast mass: a case study.

  title={Clinical assessment of a breast mass: a case study.},
  author={Nan S. Leslie and S B Leight},
  journal={Clinical excellence for nurse practitioners : the international journal of NPACE},
  volume={3 3},
The estimated 180,300 new cases of breast cancer that were diagnosed in the United States during 1998 represent only a small percentage of the breast masses discovered by women and their healthcare providers during the same year. Almost half of women who have regular menstrual cycles will experience a breast mass during their reproductive years; and from 50% to 90% of all women will encounter fibrocystic breast changes. Imaging (ultrasound and mammography) and manual palpation have been… CONTINUE READING