Breast illustrations

A series of visual aids to support discussions with patients about breast cancer treatment

Breast anatomy

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Breast – anatomy

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Breast – regional lymph nodes

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Breast ducts – anatomy

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Breast ducts – pathology

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Possible sites of breast cancer spread (metastasis)

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Breast surgery

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Right sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)

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Clips and radiofrequency seeds

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Wide local excision (lumpectomy)

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Simple mastectomy for breast cancer or ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)

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Mastectomy with sub-pectoral implant reconstruction

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Mastectomy with pre-pectoral implant reconstruction

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Vertical scar therapeutic mammaplasty (for breast conservation)

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Vertical scar therapeutic mammaplasty

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Wise pattern therapeutic mammaplasty

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Wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)

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Breast cancer treatment plan

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Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment plan

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Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy

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Cell structure – HER2 receptors and Trastuzumab (Herceptin)

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Endocrine (hormone) therapy

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Pre-menopausal oestrogen production

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Post-menopausal oestrogen production

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Cell structure – oestrogen receptors (ER) blocked by Tamoxifen

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Pre-menopausal breast cancer treatment

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Post-menopausal breast cancer treatment

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Radiotherapy

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Radiotherapy planning

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Left breast deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) radiotherapy — diagram

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Left breast deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) radiotherapy — scan

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Right breast deep inspiration breath hold (DIBH) radiotherapy — diagram

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