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Breast Pain

 

There is no association between breast pain alone and breast cancer.

Women under 40 with breast pain as the only finding are unlikely to be referred for any further imaging

 

RED FLAG SYMPTOMS: (ie symptoms suggestive of malignancy warranting 2ww)

  • Discrete breast lump
  • Ulceration
  • Skin distortion
  • Recently acquired nipple distortion/retraction
  • Previous breast cancer
  • Medium/high family history risk(refer family history clinic/Mermaid Centre)


 

BREAST PAIN PATHWAY:

 

PATIENT LEAFLET:

 

RESOURCES:

RCHT Breast Screening Seminar 2022

 

Date Reviewed                              March 2022

Next Review Date                          March 2023

Author                                            Dr M Attridge, RMS GP Sifter
Contributor                                     Dr Rebecca Osborne, GPwSI Breast, RCHT

 

 

REFERENCES:

1. https://bjgp.org/content/70/697/419

2. https://breastcancernow.org/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/benign-breast-conditions/breast-pain

3.https://breastcancernow.org/sites/default/files/publications/pdf/bcc71_breast_pain_2018.pdf

4. https://www.wyevalley.nhs.uk/media/767423/breast-pain-pathway.pdf