Breast skin changes


Patients should be referred if there are skin changes that may be suggestive of breast cancer, such as tethering / contour change / peau d’orange.

If condition is clearly part of a more generalised eczema without other breast symptoms, dermatology referral may be worth considering in the first instance.

Nipple rash – see Nipple retraction and rashes



Date Reviewed                              November 2021

Next Review Date                          November 2022

Author                                            Dr I Boyd, RMS GP Sifter

Reviewed By                                  Dr M Attridge, RMS GP Sifter

Contributor                                     Dr Rebecca Osborne, GPwSI Breast, RCHT



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