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Breast lumps - red flag symptoms

Breast lumps - red flag symptoms

Format

Red flags

Time to Complete

0.5 hours

Published

December 3, 2014

Updated

October 3, 2016

Programme Description

In this article Dr Suneeta Kochhar provides an overview of the red flag symptoms associated with breast lumps. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying fibrocystic changes, possible causes and understanding when urgent referral is warranted. Updated in 2016 to reflect NICE guidance on suspected cancer.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, healthcare professionals should be able to:
  • Recognise the common red flag symptoms to look out for in a patient with breast lumps
  • Identify, diagnose and manage the underlying conditions causing these red flags
  • Understand when to make an urgent referral
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Suneeta Kochhar
    GP
    Bexhill
    West Sussex
    UK

    Test author
    Paula Hensler
    London
    UK

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1.5 learning credits (1.5 hours learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time and may be exported to the Clarity & RCGP Appraisal Toolkit for GPs. This activity is offered at no cost.

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