1. Discuss breast anatomy and the normal changes that occurs with
4. Discuss indications for mammography. Patients who have first degree
relatives (mother, sister, or daughter) with breast cancer are encouraged to
have baseline and follow-up mammograms.
menstruation and aging.
2. Emphasize the importance of monthly examination in early detection of
breast cancer. Survival rates are markedly higher when cancer is detected and
3. Teach breast self-exam. Have the patient give a return demonstration.