On completion of this section the cytotechnologist should Know:
the anatomy and histology of the breast
the indications for fine needle aspiration (FNA)
the sampling and preparation methods
the reporting terminology for breast cytology
the cytologic features of benign and malignant nipple secretions
the evaluation criteria of FNA cytology
the cytologic features of fibroadenoma and other benign tumors
the cytologic features of the inflammatory processes of the breast and the other non-neoplastic conditions
the cytologic features of all the different types of breast carcinoma
the cytologic features of phyllodes tumor
the criteria for the differential diagnosis between benign and malignant lesions and among the different types of malignancy
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