Breast illustrations

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

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Breast anatomy

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Breast – anatomy

Breast – regional lymph nodes

Breast ducts – anatomy

Breast ducts – pathology

Possible sites of breast cancer spread (metastasis)

Breast surgery

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Right sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)

Clips and radiofrequency seeds

Wide local excision (lumpectomy)

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

Mastectomy with sub-pectoral implant reconstruction

Mastectomy with pre-pectoral implant reconstruction

Vertical scar therapeutic mammaplasty (for breast conservation)

Vertical scar therapeutic mammaplasty

Wise pattern therapeutic mammaplasty

Wide local excision and sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB)

Breast cancer treatment plan

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Breast cancer diagnosis and treatment plan

Chemotherapy

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Chemotherapy

Cell structure – HER2 receptors and Trastuzumab (Herceptin)

Endocrine (hormone) therapy

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Pre-menopausal oestrogen production

Post-menopausal oestrogen production

Cell structure – oestrogen receptors (ER) blocked by Tamoxifen

Pre-menopausal breast cancer treatment

Post-menopausal breast cancer treatment

Radiotherapy

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Radiotherapy planning

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

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

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