- Any new discrete lump.
- New lump in pre-existing nodularity.
- New asymmetrical nodularity that persists at review after menstruation.
- Non-lactational abscess or mastitis which does not settle after one course of antibiotics.
- Abscess in patient >40 even if settles with antibiotics.
- Cyst persistently refilling or recurrent.
- Unilateral axillary lymph node.
- Unilateral persistent pain in post-menopausal women.
- If associated with a lump.
- Intractable pain that interferes with lifestyle.
- <50 with discharge which is bloodstained (dipstick) or bilateral and sufficient to stain clothes or persistent single duct discharge.
- All women >50 with discharge.
- New nipple retraction.
- Nipple eczema if none elsewhere or unresponsive to topical steroids.
- Skin tethering.
- Abscess or inflammation not settled after one course
- Abscess or inflammation in patient >40 yrs even if settles
For risk associated with a positive family history, see section on Assessing Genetic Risk.
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