Clinical breast examination: practical recommendations for optimizing performance and reporting.

  title={Clinical breast examination: practical recommendations for optimizing performance and reporting.},
  author={Debbie Saslow and Judy Hannan and Janet Osuch and Marianne H Alciati and Cornelia Johanna Baines and Mary Barton and Janet Kay Bobo and Claudette T. Coleman and Mary S Dolan and Ginny Gaumer and Daniel B. Kopans and Susan Kutner and Dorothy S Lane and Herschel W. Lawson and H. Mei\ssner and Candace Moorman and Henry Pennypacker and Peggy Pierce and Eva Sciandra and Robert J. Smith and Ralph Coates},
  journal={CA: a cancer journal for clinicians},
  volume={54 6},
Clinical breast examination (CBE) seeks to detect breast abnormalities or evaluate patient reports of symptoms to find palpable breast cancers at an earlier stage of progression. Treatment options for earlier-stage cancers are generally more numerous, include less toxic alternatives, and are usually more effective than treatments for later-stage cancers. For average-risk women aged 40 and younger, earlier detection of palpable tumors identified by CBE can lead to earlier therapy. After age 40… CONTINUE READING
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