Fibroadenoma (patient information)

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Overview

  • This section should give a brief description of the disease, and have the name of the disease in the first sentence.
  • For an example of the overview section of a patient page, click here

What are the symptoms of (disease name)?

  • Here you can list the symptoms that the patient may notice. Remember that signs are different from symptoms.
  • For an example of the symptoms section in a patient information page, click here.

What causes (disease name)?

  • Here you can list the causes of the disease. Remember this is what causes the disease, not what the disease causes.
  • For an example of the causes section on a patient information page, click here.

Who is at highest risk?

  • Here you can list, or write in sentences, the most common risk factors for developing the disease.
  • This section can be separated into modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors if appropriate.
  • For an example of a risk factors section on a patient information page, click here.

Diagnosis

  • In this section you can outline what the patient might expect to encounter as far as diagnostic studies.
  • List the types of studies with a brief description, as well as blood tests, urine tests, pertinent portions of the physical examination etc.
  • For an example of a diagnosis section on a patient information page, click here.

When to seek urgent medical care?

  • This section should focus on the symptoms that may indicate impending life threatening situations, or significant worsening.
  • For an example of a section detailing this on a patient information page, click here

Treatment options

  • In this section you should outline the treatment options, including medications, lifestyle changes, and surgical interventions.
  • Advise the patient to always follow the treatment plan that their doctor has provided them.
  • For an example of a treatment section of a patient information page, click here.

Where to find medical care for (disease name)?

  • In this section you can provide links for reputable places that the patient can find good treatment for there condition.

Prevention

  • In this section, outline the factors that can prevent the onset of the disease, or prevent worsening of the disease.
  • For an example of the prevention section of a patient information page, click here.

What to expect (Outlook/Prognosis)?

  • In this section you should provide a brief statement of what the patient might expect as the prognosis of their condition.
  • Include prognosis with and without treatment, and also the likelihood of a certain outcome occurring.
  • For an example of the prognosis section on a patient information page, click here.

Possible complications

  • In this section, you can list the common and most important (life-threatening) complications of the disease or it's treatment.
  • For an example of the complications section in a patient information page, click here.

Sources

  • Put the sources for your information here.

Things to Remember

  • Include a link back to the physician page at the top of the page.
  • Always put {{CMG}} at the top of every page.
  • Never take content directly from a source without checking copyright.
  • Place your patient page in the patient information category as well as any other doctor categories the condition may fit into. To place a category onto a page, use the following code:
    • [[Category:Patient information]]
  • As with all WikiDoc pages, create hyperlinks for key words and diseases. However, make sure that the hyperlinks link to other patient's information pages and not to regular WikiDoc pages.
    • Example: Heart failure should be linked to [[Congestive heart failure (patient information)]] and not to [[Heart failure]].

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