Breast Problems (excluding Breast Cancer)

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UK sources of information and / or support

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The leaflets section of Patient UK

Includes leaflets on Breast Pain, Breast Lumps and Mastitis (Breast Infection).

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Embarrassing Problems

Straight-talking advice from a UK doctor on a number of problems. Includes advice on breast problems such as: lopsided, painful, too small, too big and painful breasts.

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Breast Care and Self Examination

Women’s Health Concern provides an independent service to advise, reassure and educate women about their health concerns. They provide a range of factsheets including one in this area.

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Image-guided vacuum assisted excision biopsy of benign breast lesions

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Image-guided vacuum assisted excision biopsy of benign breast lesions.

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Interstitial laser therapy for fibroadenomas of the breast

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Interstitial laser therapy for fibroadenomas of the breast.

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Image-guided radiofrequency excision biopsy of breast lesions

A patient guide to complement the NICE national guideline for health professionals called Image-guided radiofrequency excision biopsy of breast lesions.

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Your Breast Prosthesis

Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provide a wide range of patient information leaflets including one in this area.

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Medicine Guide for Fibrocystic Breast Disease

Medicine Guides provide reliable information about medicines (drugs), conditions and the different treatment options available. They have been developed in the UK as part of the Medicines Information Project.

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Breast abscess

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Breast lump

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Breast pain, cyclical

Information from NHS Choices - the government's patient information portal.

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Benign breast lumps

Information from BUPA.

For information on Breast Cancer see the Patient UK Cancer of the Breast page.


Further sources / more detailed information

Some non-UK sites

The following list popular non-UK health information sites with content aimed at the general public. They are mainly from the US. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included but these large sites are comprehensive.

More detailed medical information

The following list online sources of more detailed medical information, mainly from the UK. These sites are mainly aimed at health professionals, but are of interest to all. They have not been checked to see if information about the above topic is included, but information about most medical topics can usually be found.

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