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Symptomatic breast referral

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Following your visit to the Cambridge Breast Unit today, we are pleased to advise you that on this occasion your assessment has demonstrated normal results. We are therefore happy to discharge you from our care. We would advise you to be breast aware.

Whilst we can reassure you of today’s results, should you continue to be concerned regarding your symptoms or any changes to your breast, we advise you report this to your GP.

Your GP can book a further appointment here in the Breast unit.

If you still have any concerns and would like to speak to one of the specialist nursing team, please telephone 01223 586960.

CUH | Cambridge Breast Unit

Breast awareness

The Department of Health & Breast Cancer Care recommends the following five point code:

  1. Know what is normal for you
  2. Know what changes to look for:
    1. a change in size or shape of either breast
    2. redness or a rash on the skin and/or around the nipple
    3. a lump or thickening that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue
    4. a change in the skins texture such as puckering or dimpling (like orange peel)
    5. discharge (liquid) from one or both nipples
    6. a swelling in your armpit or around the collarbone
    7. a change in the nipples position or becomes inverted (pulled in)
    8. constant pain in your breast or armpit.
  3. Look and Feel
  4. Tell your GP about any changes straightaway
  5. Go for breast screening when invited.

We are smoke-free

Smoking is not allowed anywhere on the hospital campus. For advice and support in quitting, contact your GP or the free NHS stop smoking helpline on 0800 169 0 169.

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