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, in the absence of associated red flag symptoms, i.e. lump or skin changes, breast pain alone is unlikely to be a symptom of cancer and should not be referred on an urgent suspected cancer pathway.

The cancer alliance has worked with clinicians and breast cancer charities, Breast Cancer Now and CoppaFeel!, to provide guidance and resources for primary care health professionals to aid conversations with people about breast pain and to support decision making.

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