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Living with breast cancer

See what you can do to cope with breast cancer and treatment, and the effect it has on your life and relationships.

Coping with breast cancer

Find out what you can do, who can help and how to cope with a diagnosis of breast cancer.

Preserving fertility and breast cancer

Find out how breast cancer might affect your fertility and how you might preserve your fertility if you’re having treatment.

Breast cancer and pregnancy

Find out about breast cancer and the importance of avoiding pregnancy during treatment, including your choices for birth control.

Breast cancer during pregnancy

Find out about how breast cancer is diagnosed and treated if you are pregnant and where you can get help and support.

Life after breast cancer surgery

Find out about living with breast cancer surgery, how you might feel and who can help.

Breast cancer and menopausal symptoms

Some breast cancer treatments cause low levels of sex hormones that lead to an early menopause or menopausal symptoms. Find out how to manage the effects.

Lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment

Find out about lymphoedema after breast cancer treatment, including how you can lower your risk of getting it and how to manage it.

Support at home for you and your family

You might need some care and support at home due to cancer or its treatment. A lot of practical and emotional support is available to you. 

Resources and organisations

Find out about organisations and resources to help you cope and get contacts for mastectomy wear and prosthesis suppliers.

Amy's story

Read Amy's story about getting diagnosed with breast cancer, recovering from surgery and getting back into life.

Last reviewed: 
11 Jul 2014

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