breast cancer

A 46-year-old, 230lb woman with a family history of breast cancer. She is up to date on yearly mammograms. She has a history of HTN. She complains of hot flushing, night sweats, and genitourinary symptoms. She had felt well until 1 month ago and she presented to her gynecologist for her annual gyn examination and to discuss her symptoms. She has a history of ASCUS about 5 years ago on her pap, other than that, Pap smears have been normal. Home medications are Norvasc 10mg daily and HCTZ 25mg daily. Her BP today is 150/90. She has regular monthly menstrual cycles. Her LMP was 1 month ago.

· Post a brief description of your patient’s health needs from the patient case study above. Be specific. 

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· Then, explain the type of treatment regimen you would recommend for treating your patient, including the choice or pharmacotherapeutics you would recommend and explain why. Be sure to justify your response. 

· Explain a patient education strategy you might recommend for assisting your patient with the management of their health needs. Be specific and provide examples.