2024 The effect of polycystic ovarian syndrome on fibrocystic breast changes in postmenopausal women

Abstract

Fibrocystic breast changes (FCCs) are benign lesions thought to be caused by an increased estrogen-to-progesterone ratio. One of the most common endocrinopathies that increases this ratio is polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS). Although nonproliferative FCCs do not increase the risk of breast cancer, they can make mammographic detection of malignancy in postmenopausal women more difficult. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of PCOS on the development of postmenopausal FCCs.


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Faculty credentials/disclosure 

Brittany Dang and Madison Clewis are currently medical students at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Dr. Brittany Miles is a radiology resident at Baylor University Medical Center. Dr. Quan Nguyen is radiology faculty and associate professor for the breast imaging division of the department of radiology at Baylor College of Medicine with an MBA from the University of Houston C.T. Bauer College of Business in Healthcare Leadership, Leadership Development. The authors and planner for this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing health care products used by or on patients.

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Expiration date:

Credit eligibility for this article is set to expire on May 1, 2025.
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Target Audience

Radiologists, obstetricians/gynecologists, oncologists, and endocrinologists

Learning Objectives

After completing the article, the learner should be able to:

  • Understand the hormonal imbalances that contribute to the development of fibrocystic breast changes (FCCs)
  • Recognize the potential effect that polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) has on the development of FCCs and how these changes can make it difficult to distinguish from malignancy, especially in early postmenopausal women 
  • Reflect on the importance of improving breast cancer screenings for postmenopausal women with PCOS through careful evaluation and monitoring of new breast changes 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 American Board of Surgery (ABS) Accredited CME
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME Medical Knowledge of the American Board of Surgery's Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
05/01/2024
Course expires: 
12/31/2024
Cost:
$25.00
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  • Brittany Dang, BA - John Sealy School of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA 
  • Madison Clewis, BS - John Sealy School of Medicine, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA 
  • Brittany Miles, MD - Department of Radiology, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, Texas, USA 
  • Quan Nguyen, MD - Department of Radiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA 

Corresponding Author:

  • Madison Clewis - 301 University Blvd., Galveston, TX 77555 (e-mail: mclewis@utmb.edu

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Accreditation

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABS CC

Successful completion of this CME activity enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

ABIM MOC

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Available Credit

  • 1.00 American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) MOC Part 2
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
  • 1.00 American Board of Surgery (ABS) Accredited CME
    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME Medical Knowledge of the American Board of Surgery's Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    The A. Webb Roberts Center for Continuing Medical Education of Baylor Scott & White Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.00 Attendance

Price

Cost:
$25.00
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