A 20-year-old client with benign breast disease says she has increased breast pain and tenderness with menses. What should the nurse do in this situation?
A. Discuss the relationship of benign breast disease to breast cancer. B. Explain that a breast biopsy may be indicated. C. Tell the client that this condition will soon go away. D. Discuss how reducing caffeine and salt intake and wearing a support bra might help.
Discuss how reducing caffeine and salt intake and wearing a support bra might help.-some studies suggest limiting caffeine, decreasing salt intake, and taking a mild analgesic might help with the breast pain, and wearing a support bra also can decrease discomfort associated with benign breast disease. there is no direct link between benign breast disease and the incidence of cancer. the discomfort associated with this disease is cyclical, occurring in the days prior to menstruation, and does not indicate that a biopsy is needed. the condition occurs during the womans reproductive years, typically during the 20s. telling the woman that the condition will soon go away is not correct.
nursing process step: implementation
cognitive level: application
client need: physiological integrity