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Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center8 Clinical Impression Pt is a 58 year old female who presents to the clinic with complaints of right shoulder pain. Secondary to patients age, family history, and subjective report this patient was advised to return to their primary care provider for further medical screening.
With this patient being a 58 year old female she is considered to be at risk for breast cancer. Another risk factor this pt possesses is a primary relative who has recently lost the battle to breast cancer.
A significant concern with this pt is her complaints of night pain so severe it wakes her from sleep. This is a red flag that could indicate presence of tumor due to changes in hormone levels at nighttime that accompany neoplasms. The unexplained weight loss also gives reason to suspect a more systemic involvement rather than musculoskeletal origin.
Tumor was found in R breast tissue but has not spread to lymph nodes or other surrounding organs. MD recommends continuing with surgical treatment to remove tumor through mastectomy.
MD has written orders for post-op PT to manage wound care, swelling, and functional limitations.
MD also requests multiple rounds of radiation 5 days a week for 5 weeks SGK to ensure that abnormal cell growth has been ceased. Pt and caregiver were educated on possible side effects of radiation therapy including, skin irritation, redness, soreness, swelling, fatigue, Lymphedema4.
After being discharged from Acute PT, pt was advised to go to outpatient physical therapy and received Lymphedema treatment along with functional training.
Upon discharge from OP PT, pt was instructed to continue with physical activity through exercise groups or community programs. Support group information was administered to pt as well.
Outcomes After completing surgery and radiation therapy, most current mammogram reading showed no signs of abnormal cell growth in L breast tissue.
Pt has since been participating in yoga, Pilates, weight training as well as doing a cycling class at her local gym. She has also been attending breast cancer support groups through the hospital to which she underwent treatment.
Pt states that the exercise she feels has really helped in her recovery. She feels more in control of her life and condition. The exercises classes make her feel very empowered and feels very energized afterwards. Attending the support group makes her feel a sense of community and knows that she is not alone in this battle.
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the nurse confirms that Sandra has signed the informed consent for surgery, but learns that Sandra does not understand the procedure for breast reconstruction that is to be performed. notify the surgeon that further explanation of the procedure is necessary.
CASE STUDY: Breast Cancer Awareness Month Campaign by jackie | December 07th, | Posted under Education, Facebook, Social Media. If you didn’t notice the ribbons, hot pink swag, or the thousands that walked in a local Race for the Cure, this October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
At the beginning of breast cancer awareness month , give out a breast cancer awareness ribbon to all of your employees to wear. For every employee that wears it, you donate $1. Employees have the potential to raise $31 each for the month.
This is one of the most simple breast cancer awareness month ideas to get employees involved in .