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Training healthcare professionals in early diagnosis of breast cancer

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Early detection of breast cancer while still in stage can greatly improve the survival chances of the patients. It is therefore vital that healthcare professional’s part of the primary health system (like physicians, nurses, health promoters, and medical students) receive proper training of the theory and get a chance to practice their skills and competencies in clinical examinations and diagnosis.
Globally, the death and survival rates of those affected by breast cancer also depend on the broad skill of healthcare professionals, apart from the educational resources communities receive about the importance of early detection by self-examination. 

How to train competencies in clinical examinations of the breast
Healthcare professional can build experience in the examination, evaluation and diagnoses by training on models and simulators, which present a multitude of different abnormalities of the breast tissue, texture, and look. The tools available for education vary from the first examination all the way to performing a biopsy during the process of further testing of suspicious tissue. 3B Scientific offers a wide range of training tools and educational resources for breast examination, diagnosis of breast cancer, as well as community education.
Wall charts and posters: colorful anatomical charts cover the anatomy, pathology, and self-examination of the human female breast. The anatomy of breast pathology is shown along with useful information about different types of breast lumps that can occur. The self-examination illustrations are accompanied with detailed written instructions. Available in English, German, Spanish, French, Italian and Russian.
Breast examination modelsthe ideal tool to educate about self-examination and to train clinical breast examination on standardized patients. The wearable model includes benign and malignant tumors in different stages.

Puncture and biopsy training model: the SONOtrain™ breast model with tumors is a realistic reproduction of a breast made from ultrasound material with three tumours for realistic punctures and biopsies. The material simulates the feel of real soft tissue for carrying out palpations and injections and shows realistic texture and echogenicity on ultrasound images.