chapter  Case 13
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Breast lump

This chapter, written for undergraduate medical students and post-graduate doctors in training, presents information on how to manage breast lump —. It presents the case of an 80-year-old retired schoolteacher who was under treatment for mild hypertension, providing details of the patients' medical history and the key findings of clinical examination. Key questions then prompt the student to evaluate the patient, and reach a decision regarding their condition and the possible treatment plan. When a patient is likely to face intense, high-technology medical care, they are most in need of humane, ongoing and person-to-person support and the GP is often one of the best people to provide this.