Sydney Oncoplastic Surgery
FOR THE GP
RACGP CPD Accreditation
Topic: Breast Surgery Today: Saving Life & Breast
Activity ID: 194216
CPD Points: 3
Education Provider: HighHeal (email@example.com)
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Breast cancer affects 1 in X women before the age of 85.
X = 4
X = 7
X = 11
X = 14
Currently the 5-year survival rate for early breast cancer is approximately [ ].
If a breast cancer is small and found in one location, [ ] may be performed in place of a mastectomy.
a core biopsy
a bowel resection
breast conserving surgery (or lumpectomy)
When combined with radiotherapy, recurrence risk of breast conserving surgery is no worse than that of a mastectomy.
Although the recovery time of implant-based reconstruction is shorter than that of autologous reconstruction, their risks/disadvantages include: (select the wrong answer)
implants are not radiotherapy resilient
a patient will tend to have large additional scars on her body to accommodate the implants
implants will not change in size and shape in line with changes which may occur in the body over time
potential risks around implants including capsular contracture and breast implant illness (though uncommon)
Breast conserving surgery (or lumpectomies) are increasingly being used for breast cancer in place of mastectomies (where possible) because:
mastectomies are more expensive
patients who undergo breast conserving surgery tend to be more satisfied with outcomes compared to patients who undergo mastectomies
breast conserving surgery is easier to perform
recurrence risk in mastectomies is significantly higher than that of breast conserving surgery (+ radiotherapy)
Without advanced reconstruction techniques (mammoplasty, chest wall perforator flaps), breast conserving surgery would be limited to patients with cancers that range up to [ ] in size of the entire breast. With those advanced techniques, breast conserving surgery can be safely performed for cancers up to [ ] in size of the entire breast
Which of the following patient cases would not be recommended to go for neoadjuvant chemotherapy?
Small ER+, PR+, HER2- cancer, no lymph node involvement
Triple negative breast cancer (ER-, PR-, HER2-)
Moderate size (ER-, PR-, HER2+) cancer
Large ER+, PR+, HER2- cancer with involved lymph nodes
Which of the following statements about neoadjuvant chemotherapy is FALSE?
With neoadjuvant chemotherapy, patients can receive a combination of therapy drugs which have been shown to be effective in many cases of cancer. Some combinations are not available with adjuvant chemotherapy.
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy can shrink tumours, enabling for greater use of breast conserving surgery
Neoadjuvant chemotherapy provides information which may open up drug trials for patients
Survival rate with neoadjuvant chemotherapy is higher than that of adjuvant chemotherapy
Degree to which this learning outcome was met: Support patients diagnosed with breast cancer using practical advice on current management:
Degree to which this learning outcome was met: List survival facts and figures to share with our patients:
Degree to which this learning outcome was met: Explain the benefits and limitations of available management options in surgery, systemic and cosmetic therapies:
Rate the degree to which your learning needs were met:
Rate the degree to which the activity is relevant to your practice:
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