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Grand Rounds: Breast Masses and Other Benign Breast Disease


By Rachel Kaczynski, DO , Fellow, Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer and Blood Diseases, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Cancer and Blood Disorders

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Illustrate anatomy and function of healthy breasts and broadly discuss benign changes which can occur in adolescents. 2. Recognize benign breast masses and identify lesions which require a breast surgical consultation. 3. Explain how to refer to Breast Health Center.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Identification and management of changes in breast health in adolescents.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


Dr. Kaczynski has indicated that there are no relevant financial or other relationships with any commercial interests and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


•V. Murthy, S. Pawar, R. Chamberlain. Disease Severity, Presentation, and Clinical Outcomes Among Adolescents with Malignant Breast Neoplasms: A 20-Year Population-Based Outcomes Study from the SEER Database (1973-2009), Clin Breast Cancer. 2017 Aug. 17(5): 392-398.

•Bland, Copeland, Klimberg, Gradishar. The Breast. Elsevier 2018.

•UpToDate 2022

•The American Society of Breast Surgeons, Official Statement. Consensus Guideline on Concordance Assessment of Image-Guided Breast Biopsies and Management of Borderline or High-Risk Lesions. 2016

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