CA Breast

Surgery

CA Breast

Exam Yield

Probability of getting 1 Question from this chapter 140%

Which means 1 or 2 questions from this Chapter.

Question Pattern

CA Breast is a small area.

What you would have read in your first Surgical posting is probably all that is required.

Apart from that, remember to glance at the fancy stuff – Molecular classifications, Newer targeted drugs etc.

Recent Questions

Questions on this chapter from recent NEET and AIIMS examinations have been about
  • Rx of DCIS
  • MC site of hematogenous mets
  • MC complication of mastectomy
  • Molecular subtypes of breast cancer
  • MC location of CA Breast
  • Most important prognostic factor in breast carcinoma
  • Male Breast CA – Overview
  • VNPI
  • Newer drugs in CA Breast
  • Risk of CA in Benign breast changes
  • BRCA 1 & BRCA 2
  • Types of Sx in Breast CA
  • Followup schedule for CA Breast
  • Hormonal agents used in CA Breast
  • Inflammatory carcinoma – Overview
  • Types of Flap in Mastectomy
  • Her2 Status – Overview
  • Indications and contraindications for mastectomy
  • Sentinel lymph node biopsy – Overview
  • TNM staging

Suggested Revision

Make sure you have covered the following areas:

  • Medullary CA Breast
  • Pregnancy and Breast Cancer
  • Histologic Types of Breast CA
  • Risk factors and protective factors for CA Breast
  • Comedo necrosis
  • Histologic types and Prognosis
  • Paget’s disease – Overview
  • DCIS vs LCIS
  • Peau d’orange – Overview

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