Will new guidelines mean GPs miss breast cancers?

Will new guidelines mean GPs miss breast cancers?
Will new guidelines mean GPs miss breast cancers?
Will new guidelines mean GPs miss breast cancers? Changes say women who complain of certain pain should be considered for ‘non-urgent referral’ Women who complain of pain in both breasts ‘do not need urgent referral'  The change is outlined in breast cancer referral forms sent to NHS medics The new guidance given to NHS doctors on breast pain has divided experts 

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NHS doctors have been given new guidance downplaying a type of breast pain as a potential sign of cancer.

The change is outlined in breast cancer referral forms sent to NHS medics. The documents say that women who complain of pain in both breasts – ‘bilateral breast pain’ – ‘do not need urgent referral to a breast clinic’ but should be considered for ‘non-urgent referral’.

Medics are advised to show patients a leaflet, produced by the charity Breast Cancer Care, which reassures women that ‘in most cases breast pain will be the result of normal changes in the breasts’.

The change is outlined in breast cancer referral forms sent to NHS medics. The documents say that women who complain of pain in both breasts ¿ ¿bilateral breast pain¿ ¿ ¿do not need urgent referral to a breast clinic¿ but should be considered for ¿non-urgent referral¿

The change is outlined in breast cancer referral forms sent to NHS medics. The documents say that women who complain of pain in both breasts – ‘bilateral breast pain’ – ‘do not need urgent referral to a breast clinic’ but should be considered for ‘non-urgent

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