Benign breast disease: when to treat, when to reassure, when to refer.


Journal Article

Many women have breast symptoms-swelling and tenderness, nodularity, pain, palpable lumps, nipple discharge, or breast infections and inflammation. Fortunately, relatively few have breast cancer. Physicians must distinguish benign breast conditions from malignant ones, and know when to refer the patient to a specialist. We have included some of the newer diagnostic techniques and the approach to patients with nonpalpable lesions detected on a screening mammogram.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Vaidyanathan, L; Barnard, K; Elnicki, DM

Published Date

  • May 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 69 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 425 - 432

PubMed ID

  • 12022387

Pubmed Central ID

  • 12022387

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0891-1150

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.3949/ccjm.69.5.425


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States