A Breast Cancer Review: Through the Eyes of the Doctor, Nurse, and Patient

Geetika A. Klevos, Nisreen S. Ezuddin, Alicia Vinyard, Tarek Ghaddar, Tamara Gort, Angeles Almuna, Allison Abisch, Catherine F. Welsh

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Breast cancer patients endure many challenges in their journey. During the course of their treatment, they interact with several multidisciplinary teams, including radiologists, breast surgeons, and oncologists, as well as nurses, genetic counselors, social workers, and psychologists. This article aims to provide a synoptic review, including the background, causes, screening, diagnosis, and treatment options of breast cancer, by exploring the perspectives of the physician, nurse, and patient. Understanding the complexities that patients with breast cancer encounter can help aid providers address their concerns and focus on providing a more comprehensive approach to care.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)158-165
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Radiology Nursing
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Breast cancer
  • Breast cancer diagnosis
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Breast cancer treatment
  • Cryoablation
  • Mammography
  • Scalp cooling

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Advanced and Specialized Nursing


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