Family History and Breast Cancer – to see if a woman has an increased risk of breast cancer check the latest NICE Guidelines and if she falls into the appropriate box a referral should be made direct to the GHFT Genetics Service.
If a woman has been treated for breast cancer in Gloucestershire in the last 10 years she has direct access to the GHFT Breast Service via the Breast Care Nurses - 0300 422 6110.
Itchy nipples with no visible changes is not concerning.
Nipple discharge that is creamy/green/brown/yellow and multiduct is not worrying and probably due to duct ectasia.
Long-term horizontal slit like nipple inversion is due to duct ectasia.
Mastitis/breast infections not during pregnancy/breast feeding are best treated with metronidazole.