Life/form® Advanced Breast Exam Simulator
Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women. Properly performed manual examination is an important way of detecting breast cancer at an early stage, where successful treatment is more likely. The Life/form® Advanced Breast Exam Simulator features unparalleled realism for teaching clinical and self-breast examination.
Tissue density actually varies within the simulated breast, the same way it does in a live patient. The included tumors of varying sizes (1-4 cm diameter), shapes (round, oval, irregular/stellate), and densities can be inserted by the instructor allowing for an expanded combination of training scenarios. Tumors included represent adenomas, cysts, malignant tumors, and enlarged lymph nodes.
The torso is correctly positioned in the supine position allowing access to both axillae. The trainer features palpable ribs, sternum and clavicles, and enlarged lymph nodes in the axillary and subclavicular areas. Peau d’orange (“orange peel skin”) with inflammation, inverted nipple, skin dimpling, and asymmetry are also depicted on the amazingly realistic skin. The Life/form® Advanced Breast Exam Simulator has been designed for supine examination, but can also be used standing upright if desired. Training may also be done without the overlay skin.
The Advanced Breast Exam Simulator includes a rigid underbody, right and left breast inserts, overlay skin, three tumor sets (27 lumps), nine soft lumps to represent soft breast tissue, one hard lump to represent chestwall infiltration, baby powder, hard carrying case, and instruction manual. Torso size: 14" W x 11" H x 6" D. Five-year warranty.