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


Survival is generally very 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.

Breast cancer stages, types and grades

Get information about the number and TNM staging systems 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 for breast cancer or other breast conditions.

Screening for breast cancer

Find out about the UK breast screening programme, who has screening, and how you have it.


Find out about breast cancer treatments, where and how you have them, and how to cope with possible side effects.

Research and clinical trials

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

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.

Advanced cancer

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

Resources and support

Find out about organisations and resources to help you cope, and there is information about suppliers of prosthesises and bras.

Last reviewed: 
21 Sep 2017

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