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On completion of this subject guide, you should be able to:

Recall current Australian Breast Screening guidelines > http://www.racgp.org.au/your-practice/guidelines/redbook/early-detection-of-cancers/breast-cancer/

Explain mammography and breastsceening to a patient > http://www.cancerscreening.gov.au/internet/screening/publishing.nsf/Content/A2DAE190D4675FC6CA257C07007E348C/$File/Breastscreen_Brochure_March_WEB.pdf

Counsel a woman about familial risk and breast cancer screening > http://canceraustralia.gov.au/clinical-best-practice/gynaecological-cancers/familial-risk-assessment-fra-boc

Educate a woman on how to perform a self breast examination (BSE) > http://www.sbcf.org.au/imagesglobal/shower_card.gif

 

Points for discussion

What are the controversies surrounding BSE? 

How do Australian and American breast screening guidelines differ? 

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