Nurse Big Brain Tests

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Question 1

If detected early (when confined to the breast), breast cancer has a five-year survival rate of over how many percent?

50%
65%
80%
95%
Early detection and treatment offer the best chance of surviving breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation recommends the following screening guidelines: Monthly breast self-examination beginning by the age of 20 Clinical breast examination at least every 3 years beginning at age 20, and annually after 40 Annual screening mammography beginning at age 40

Question 2

Who is at risk for breast cancer?

Women over the age of 50
Only women
Women with a family history of breast cancer
All women
All women are at risk for breast cancer. The two most significant risk factors are being female and getting older. Your risk of developing breast cancer increases as you age. The majority of breast cancer cases occur in women over the age of 50. Although rare, younger women can develop breast cancer.

Question 3

When should BSE be performed?

at different times each year
at the beginning of the menstrual cycle
in the middle of the menstrual cycle
a few days after the menstrual cycle has ended
Since most lumps are detected by the woman herself, it becomes clear that routine monthly breast self-exams can play a key role in the early detection of breast cancer. The best time of the month to do the exam is just as your period ends or for postmenopausal women, the same day each month.

Question 4

What are the signs of breast cancer?

a lump in the breast
abnormal thickening of the breast
change in color of the breast
all of the above
The most common signs of breast cancer are a lump in the breast, an abnormal thickening of the breast or a change in the shape or color of the breast. Finding a lump or change in your breast does not necessarily mean you have breast cancer. If you experience any of these symptoms, you should see a doctor right away

Question 5

Ductal carcinoma in situ is a precancerous condition in which tumor cells are confined to where?

lobules
fatty tissue
ducts
fibrous tissue
An abnormal growth of cells that stays within the area in which it started and does not spread is called carcinoma in situ (CIS). The term in situ means “in place.” DCIS is a precancerous condition that appears in the ducts that carry the milk from the lobules to the nipple of the breast. DCIS is highly treatable.

Question 6

Clinical trials are responsible for which breast cancer advances?

mammography
hormone therapy
chemotherapy
all of the above
Clinical trials are carefully controlled research studies conducted with actual patients. These studies test the safety and potential benefits of new treatments and the effectiveness of new ways to diagnose or prevent disease that may not be known. Clinical trials have been responsible for many advances in breast cancer treatment such as screening mammography, lumpectomy and the use of tamoxifen as hormone therapy to treat breast cancer.

Question 7

When should a woman begin getting screening mammograms?

at age 35
at age 40
at age 45
at age 50
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation recommends annual screening mammography for women at the age of 40. Women under 40 with a family history of breast cancer or other concerns about their personal risk should consult a trained medical professional about risk assessment and when to begin screening mammography.

Question 8

Since I do not have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, I will not get breast cancer.

True
False
Although you do not have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene, you can still develop breast cancer. In fact, 90-95% of women who get breast cancer actually do not have an inherited form of breast cancer, or a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.

Question 9

Men cannot get breast cancer.

True
False
Men CAN definitely get breast cancer.

Question 10

Despite advances in modern medical technology most breast cancers are self-discovered.

True
False
The American Cancer Society states that breast abnormalities are discovered in one of three ways: by a woman herself, by her health care provider during a physical exam, or by a mammogram. Many breast cancers are found by the woman herself, but the smallest cancers are found by mammograms.

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