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just the facts with Dr. Q: nipple discharge

Many women have nipple discharge. Which type in the list is worrisome for breast cancer?

(you may choose more than one) 

A) Clear 

B) Blue 

C) Red 

D) Green 

E) Yellow 

Answer:  A and C. Nipple discharge can have many appearances, and the color can guide your doctor in evaluation.

Milky, yellow, green or blue discharge is usually physiologic. It’s most common among women who have breastfed in the past.

Clear discharge and red (bloody) discharge are most concerning for underlying cancer.

If you notice new nipple discharge, call your doctor.


October is Breast Health Awareness Month and we at Buy from a Black Woman are excited to have Dr. Q as this month's guest blogger. Throughout the month, she will be offering ideas and facts about breast health and disease to our community. For more information about Dr. Q and Delaware Breast Care, visit

Check back every Tuesday & Friday in October for a new post from Dr. Q on The Buy From A Black Woman Directory Blog!


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