Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis


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Which of the following would carry a better prognosis for survival?

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1. If a tumor appears in this location, it's likely to carry the best prognosis:

2. An important screening tool for breast cancer that's also a diagnostic tool is:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

What clinical and self-administered tests are available to women to check for breast cancer, and what are treatment options for those diagnosed with the disease? These are among the topics you will need to know in order to answer the questions presented in this quiz and worksheet.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on:

  • The characteristics and location of tumors and how they affect prognosis
  • A tool used for both screening and diagnosis of breast cancer
  • How often women over 50 should be screened for breast cancer
  • The surgical procedure that removes an entire breast

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will allow you to test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the prognosis of breast cancer in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding diagnostic tools for breast cancer
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the recommended frequency of breast cancer screenings

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson called Breast Cancer: Screening, Diagnosis, Treatment & Prognosis. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Explain how women should perform self-exams to check for lumps in the breast
  • Emphasize the importance of clinical screening at certain ages
  • Describe how breast cancer is diagnosed
  • List and describe treatment options for breast cancer
  • Discuss factors that affect prognosis