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Early breast cancer

Breast cancer that has not spread beyond the breast or lymph nodes under the arm.

Early cancer

Means a cancer that has been diagnosed at an early stage. In other words it is a small tumour that has not spread.

Early cervical cancer

Means cancer that has not spread outside the area of the neck of the womb.

Early detection

In medicine, early detection means finding a disease as early as possible, perhaps before there are any symptoms.

Early menopause

An early menopause is when a woman has the change of life before it should naturally happen. This can be due to some cancer treatments, for example, radiotherapy to the ovaries, or some types of chemotherapy treatment.

Updated: 29 June 2016