Phyllodes Tumors: Differentiation from Cancer and Treatment

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Which of the following is a sign of metastatic breast cancer?

Blood-tinged discharge

What is the common location for lymph node involvement in breast cancer metastasis?

Axillary nodes

Which type of breast cancer affects the lactiferous ducts and the skin of the nipple and areola?

Paget disease

What is Peau d'orange a sign of in breast examination?

Inflammatory breast cancer

Which symptom is suggestive of bone metastasis in breast cancer?

Bone pain

What is the primary feature of Paget disease of the breast?

Changes in the skin of the nipple and areola

Which is a characteristic symptom of lung metastasis in breast cancer?

Dyspnea

What is the most common subtype of lymph node involvement in breast cancer metastasis?

>1 cm enlarged axillary nodes

What is a distinct feature of Peau d'orange in breast examination?

Skin changes resembling an orange peel due to edema

What is the primary feature that distinguishes Paget disease of the breast from other types of breast cancer?

Involvement of the skin of the nipple and areola

Learn how to differentiate benign phyllodes tumors from cancer based on their characteristics and surface appearance. Understand the recommended treatment approach for phyllodes tumors, including surgical excision. Refer all patients with phyllodes tumors to a breast surgeon or surgical oncologist for management.

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