Prevention of Breast Cancer


This module discusses breast cancer prevention, including strategies that range from a change in lifestyle behaviours to alter modifiable risk factors, to the prophylactic use of chemoprevention or surgery based on genetic predisposition or other factors that identify patients at high risk, and the treatment of pre-invasive lesions found by population mammographic screening.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Understand modifiable lifestyle factors that may reduce the risk of developing breast cancer, and medication taken over a prolonged time that may increase the risk
  2. Gain sufficient knowledge about medical and surgical prophylactic treatments to inform patients, and support them to determine the best treatment plan


Author: Ian N Olver

Article Type: Narrative review

Medical Journal of Australia
Reading: journal; textbook; book; literature review
1h : 0m
MBA: 1h : 0m
Medical Practitioner, Medical Student, Doctor-in-Training, Non-Vocationally Registered, Nurse / Midwife, Researcher, Retired, Specialist - Other, Specialist General Practitioner
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