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Mastalgia: A Pain in the Breast, but is it Cancer?

Mastalgia: A Pain in the Breast, but is it Cancer?

Publication date: Monday, 16 September 2013
Contributor(s): Nicola West

Breast pain, also known as mastalgia and mastodynia, is the commonest reason for consultation about breast problems in both UK primary care and breast units. Most women can be managed by their GPs with reassurance, advice and first-line treatments, but it is essential to identify women who need referral, especially the small minority presenting with pain as a symptom of breast cancer.
Category: Editorial
Edition: Volume 1 Number 1 WHJ-Online 2004
Contributor(s): Nicola West

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