Table 39Features among 321 women referred to a breast clinic (Patel et al 2000)(201)

i) 10% with breast cancer
Lump/nodularity –21 (91%)
Nipple change –2 (6%)
Axillary lump1 (3%)
ii) 90% without cancer
Lump –175 (60%)
Pain –55 (19%)
Nipple discharge/change22 (8%)
Family history only12 (4%)
Anxiety only3 (1%)
Other22 (8%)

From: 12, Breast cancer

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