Breast pain is experienced by many women at some point in their lives. It can cause anxiety and some people may be concerned that they have breast cancer.

According to the NICE NG12 guidelines and NHS England: `in the absence of associated red flag symptoms, i.e. lump or skin changes, breast pain alone is not a symptom of cancer and should not be automatically referred on an urgent suspected cancer pathway.'  Yet nationally, women with breast pain constitute up to 41% of attendees in one stop triple assessment clinics.

The alliance has worked with clinicians and breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel!, to provide guidance and resources to support health professionals in primary care in their decision-making around breast pain.  

The breast pain toolkit includes:                                        Picture1.png

  • Red flag signs and symptoms              
  • Top tips for managing breast pain in primary care                                        CoppaFeel logo reworked.jpg     
  • Resources to support your patients                                                                  ​​​​​​​