Tackling breast lumps, mastalgia, and when to refer
Patients presenting with breast lumps and breast pain are common in general practice. More than 25% of women are affected by breast conditions during their lifetime. Most of these will be benign, with breast cancer only diagnosed in 10% of new breast lumps.
In this practical session, Michael will discuss and provide advice and guidance on:
- What investigations and interventions are required – e.g. when it is necessary for a triple assessment?
- How to monitor your patient.
- Red flag signs and symptoms.
- Conservative management tips and referral guidance for further treatment with a specialist.