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Getting diagnosed

You usually start by seeing your GP. They will examine you and might refer you for tests or to a specialist. If the tests show that you have a cancer, you have more tests to find out how big it is and whether it has spread. This is called staging.

Finding breast cancer early

Find out about breast awareness and which breast changes to look out for.

Seeing your GP

Find out what happens when you see your GP and read about how to get the most out of your appointment.

Referral to a specialist

Find out when GPs refer people to see a breast cancer specialist.

Tests to diagnose

Find out about the tests used to diagnose breast cancer.

Tests to stage

The stage of a cancer means how big it is and whether it has spread.

Last reviewed: 
11 Jul 2014

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