Mammography Toughest Trivia Quiz: Can You Pass This Test?

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Mammography Toughest Trivia Quiz: Can You Pass This Test?

Below is Mammography's toughest trivia quiz: can you pass this test? Mammography is taken by mot male and female patients who think that they may have breast cancer or are trying to eliminate chances of having it by going to regular checkups. Do take the quiz below and get to see how much you know about the whole process, and what is expected of you as a medical practitioner.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The biggest risk factor for breast disease is
    • A. 

      A family history of breast cancer

    • B. 

      A personal history of breast cancer

    • C. 

      Gender

    • D. 

      Not breast-feeding

  • 2. 
    One of the minor risk factors for breast cancer could include
    • A. 

      Gender

    • B. 

      Aging

    • C. 

      Genetic risk factors

    • D. 

      Not breast-feeding

  • 3. 
    What is the approximate risk of developing breast cancer for a woman whose father's sister has the disease?
    • A. 

      Higher than normal risk

    • B. 

      No significant change

    • C. 

      Lower than normal risk

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Seventy-seven percent of breast cancers are discovered in women in which age group?
    • A. 

      Age 30 or below

    • B. 

      Above age 50

    • C. 

      Between ages 30 and 40

    • D. 

      Above age 20 but below age 30

  • 5. 
    Symptoms of a malignant breast cancer can include 1. skin thickening 2. nipple discharge 3. calcifications
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2, and 3

  • 6. 
    Skin thickening can be malignant but could also be caused by 1. a breast abscess 2. a calcified fibroadenoma 3. postradiation
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 2 only

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 7. 
    The two main classifications of breast cancer are 1. ductal 2. lobular 3. medullary
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 2 only

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 8. 
    MRI could be used 1. as a primary breast cancer detection tool 2. to image patients with breast implants to evaluate ruptures 3. to determine tumor margins and the extent of tumor spread
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 9. 
    Chemotherapy
    • A. 

      Involves the use of drugs to treat cancer that may have spread

    • B. 

      Is the destruction of cancer cells using high-energy radiation

    • C. 

      Involves mapping the area around a tumor with the injection of a radioactive tracer

    • D. 

      Is the removal of only the cancerous tissue from the breast

  • 10. 
    The ACS recommends that 1. all women should have a screening mammogram every year. 2. women above 40 should have a screening mammogram every year. 3. new masses or lumps in the breast should be checked by a health-care provider.
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      2 and 3 only

  • 11. 
    A health-care provider should evaluate which of the following breast changes? 1. lumps or swellings 2. skin irritation or dimpling 3. milky discharge from the nipple
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 12. 
    A CBE should be performed every 1. year after age 40 2. 3 years between ages 20 and 39 3. month after age 50
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 2 only

    • D. 

      2 and 3 only

  • 13. 
    A CBE can be performed by which of the following? 1. the radiologist 2. the patient 3. a health-care professional
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 14. 
    A BSE should be done regularly by 1. the radiologist 2. the patient 3. a health-care professional
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 15. 
    All women above the age _________ should perform a BSE regularly.
    • A. 

      20

    • B. 

      30

    • C. 

      40

    • D. 

      50

  • 16. 
    The two-step method of BSE is to
    • A. 

      Look and feel for changes in the breast

    • B. 

      Examine your breasts and have a regular mammogram

    • C. 

      Check for lumps in the breast and keep a journal of changes in the breast

    • D. 

      Examine your breasts and nipples

  • 17. 
    When visually inspecting the breast, the changes that should be recorded include 1. changes in size and shape 2. changes in texture or color 3. indentations
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 18. 
    The patient's medical history and documentation will 1. provide the radiologist with information on the patient's risk factors for breast cancer 2. give the radiologist information about general symptoms of breast cancer 3. provide information about possible benign breast conditions of the patient
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 19. 
    The importance of BSE and a CBE is stressed because 1. both will detect benign breast diseases, which are very common 2. both will help in the detection of malignant breast conditions 3. a mammogram is not 100% effective
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      2 only

    • C. 

      2 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1 and 3 only

  • 20. 
    Which of the following are methods used in BSE? 1. using the pads of the three middle fingers to palpate the entire breast 2. palpating around the breast in a vertical pattern 3. using varying degrees of pressure while palpation of the breast
    • A. 

      1 only

    • B. 

      1 and 2 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 21. 
    For a menstruating woman, when is the best time of the month to perform a BSE?
    • A. 

      1 week before the start of menstruation

    • B. 

      On the first day of the month

    • C. 

      On the last day of the month

    • D. 

      When the breast is least tender

  • 22. 
    Which of the following statements are true? 1. Breast cancer death rates in the United States are going down. 2. Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States. 3. The second leading cause of cancer death in women in the United States is breast cancer.
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3

  • 23. 
    Postmenopausal obesity is associated with
    • A. 

      A relatively high risk of developing breast cancer

    • B. 

      Overall reduction in breast cancer risks

    • C. 

      Circulating estrogen that is produced in fat tissue

    • D. 

      A lower overall estrogen level

  • 24. 
    A process of removing tissue, muscle and fat from the belly and transferring that tissue to reconstruct the breast is called
    • A. 

      TRAM flap

    • B. 

      Latissimus dorsi flap

    • C. 

      Implant placement

    • D. 

      Silicone implant

  • 25. 
    Antiestrogen drugs such as tamoxifen can be used to 1. slow or stop the cancer's growth 2. prevent breast cancer in high-risk women 3. prevent the recurrence of breast cancer
    • A. 

      1 and 2 only

    • B. 

      2 and 3 only

    • C. 

      1 and 3 only

    • D. 

      1, 2 and 3