The Curbsiders Internal Medicine Podcast

#426 Breast Cancer for the PCP With Dr Sandhya Pruthi

Feb. 12, 2024

Join us as Sandhya Pruthi, MD talks us through basics of breast cancer, specifically how to share a new diagnosis with a patient, the spectrum of disease from favorable to more aggressive, and the basics of what to expect with initial treatment. Feel more confident sharing a new diagnosis of breast cancer and supporting your patients through this journey.

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Show Segments

00:00 Introduction
02:18 Getting to Know Dr Sandhya Pruthi
09:49 Picks of the Week
12:35 Case 1: Diagnosis and Treatment of ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
21:24 Risk Stratification and Active Surveillance for DCIS
23:43 Genetic Testing Recommendations
28:08 Case 2: Evaluation and Diagnosis of a Breast Lump
39:14 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma
47:49 Initial Management of invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC)
48:19 Preoperative Discussion and MRI
49:19 Lumpectomy and Sentinel Lymph Node Biopsy
50:16 Radiation and Hormonal Adjuvant Therapy
51:46 Considerations for Chemotherapy
55:51 Signs of Late Recurrence or Metastasis
58:20 Screening Guidelines and Age
01:02:25 Importance of Breast Self-Awareness


  • Written and produced, Show Notes:  Molly Heublein MD
  • Infographic and Cover Art: Edison Jyang
  • Hosts: Molly Heublein MD, Era Kryzhanovskaya MD 
  • Reviewer: Leah Witt, MD
  • Showrunners: Matthew Watto MD, FACP; Paul Williams MD, FACP
  • Technical Production: PodPaste
  • Guest: Sandhya Pruthi MD
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