Metastatic Breast Cancer (5)

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following is a potential symptom of breast cancer's metastatic spread?
    • A. 

      Nipple discharge

    • B. 

      Jaundice

    • C. 

      Edema or peau d'orange

    • D. 

      Dilated leg veins

  • 2. 
    Which study may be used to identify nonaxillary lymph node metastasis in patients with breast cancer?
    • A. 

      MRI

    • B. 

      Ultrasonography

    • C. 

      Scintimammography

    • D. 

      PET-CT scanning

  • 3. 
    Which is a contraindication to sentinel lymph node biopsy?
    • A. 

      Women with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) planning on breast-conserving surgery

    • B. 

      Women with DCIS who will be undergoing mastectomy

    • C. 

      Women who previously underwent breast and/or axillary surgery

    • D. 

      Women who received preoperative/neoadjuvant systemic therapy

  • 4. 
    Recommended as first-line treatment of estrogen receptor (ER)-positive metastatic breast cancer?
    • A. 

      Chemotherapy

    • B. 

      Endocrine therapy

    • C. 

      Combination chemotherapy and endocrine therapy

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Which of the following statements is accurate regarding chemotherapy for metastatic breast cancer?
    • A. 

      Single-agent regimens are the standard of care

    • B. 

      Taxanes are cardiotoxic, which makes substitution of one taxane for another difficult

    • C. 

      Combinations of cytotoxic agents may be preferable in patients with life-threatening disease and/or severe symptoms

    • D. 

      Any targeted agents other than hormone therapy should be only administered as monotherapy

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