How do we deal with benign breast disease?

The NHS Breast Screening Programme aims to detect breast cancers as early as possible. The Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer Screening has discussed the issue of benign disease in depth, and has concluded that there is no benefit in investigating clearly benign lesions. The disadvantage far outweighs any benefit to the woman that the investigation may give since most benign lesions seen at screening never present clinically.

If a woman is concerned about any breast symptoms, she should report them to her GP.