Investigating a woman with a breast lump

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Investigating a woman with a breast lump is a common problem in general practice. It is important to investigate each case thoroughly, with the bottom line being not to miss breast cancer. This is axiomatic as early diagnosis is the most significant factor in reducing mortality. Generally, triple assessment of any breast lump is required: clinical, radiological and pathological. The pathways described below can also be used to investigate other breast symptoms such as thickening, pain, asymmetry or nipple discharge
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)97-101
Number of pages5
JournalMedicine Today
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2000
Externally publishedYes

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