Fast Five Quiz: Red Flags for Breast Cancer

Kelly McCann, MD, PhD


February 02, 2022

According to NICE guidelines, an urgent referral is warranted when women who are 50 years of age or older present with nipple discharge or retraction in one nipple only or with any other concerning changes. Other clinical scenarios that warrant urgent referral include:

Nonurgent referral should be considered when patients under the age of 30 years present with an unexplained breast lump with or without pain.

Learn more about breast cancer referrals.


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