PAINE #PANCE Pearl – Women’s Health


A 38yo G2P0202 Caucasian woman, with a BMI of 32, presents to your office for evaluation of a “spot” on her breast that she is concerned about. She explains that her great aunt was diagnosed with breast cancer last year at the age of 62 and she is worried. She has not noticed it before, but upon further inquiry states she does not perform self-breast exams very often. She is not currently using any form of contraception (husband has had a vasectomy), but reports using oral contraception pills from age 17-28. She describes her cycle history as regular for her occurring every 28-30 days, lasting 4-5 days with moderate bleeding. She denies any history of abnormal Pap results or any other cancer.

Past Medical History – Hypertension, Anxiety

Medications – Lisinopril 10mg, Escitalopram 10mg

OBGYN History – Menarche at 13, 1st child at 29, 2nd child at 31

Social History – Never smoker, social alcohol

  1. What parts of her history are significant?
  2. What do you specifically want to assess for on your physical examination?
  3. What findings would be considered benign and what would be considered concerning?

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