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Dr. Emilia Diego discusses the significance, pathophysiology, classification, evaluation, and management of breast pain.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • List types of breast pain
  • Identify at least one supportive measure for treatment
  • Discuss pharmacologic measures for the treatment of breast pain

Reading Resources:

  1. Srivastava, A. et al. Evidence-based management of Mastalgia: a meta-analysis of randomised trials. Breast 2007;16(5):503-12.
  2. Colak, et al. Efficacy of topical nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs in mastalgia treatment. J Am Coll Surg 2003;196(4):525–530. 
  3. Salzman, B. et al. Common Breast Problems. Am Fam physician 2012; Aug 15;86(4):343-349.


Dr. Diego has no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.05) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 0.50 contact hour.

For your credit transcript, please access our website 4 weeks post-completion at and follow the link to the Credit Transcript page. If you do not provide the last 5 digits of your SSN on the next page you will not be able to access a CME credit transcript. Providing your SSN is voluntary.

Release Date: 1/17/2013 | Last Modified On: 6/29/2014 | Expires: 6/29/2015

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