Find out about the symptoms of breast cancer and when to see your doctor.


Survival is generally good for breast cancer and is continuing to improve.

Risks and causes

Read about the factors that can increase or reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Stages, types and grades

Information about number and TNM staging and the grades and types of breast cancer.

Getting diagnosed

Find out about seeing your GP, referral to a specialist and the tests you might have.

Screening for breast cancer

Read about screening for breast cancer.


Your treatment depends on where your cancer is, how big it is, whether it has spread anywhere else in your body and your general health.

Research and clinical trials

Find out about the latest UK research, clinical trials and how you can take part.

Living with breast cancer

What you can do to cope with breast cancer, its treatments, and the effect it has on your life and relationships.

Advanced cancer

Advanced breast cancer means that a cancer that began in the breast has spread to another part of the body.

Last reviewed: 
11 Jul 2014

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