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Living with breast cancer

Get support to cope with emotional, practical, and physical issues when you have breast cancer.

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

Breast cancer during pregnancy is rare. Find out how your doctor diagnoses and treats it if you are pregnant and where you can get help and support.

Life after breast cancer surgery

You may find it difficult to adjust to changes after your breast cancer surgery. There is help and support available.

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. 

Living with secondary breast cancer

Find out about how to cope with advanced breast cancer and about the support available to you.

Resources and support

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

Your stories

Read stories from people diagnosed with breast cancer, about their treatment, how they coped during and after. 

Last reviewed: 
12 Mar 2021
Next review due: 
12 Mar 2024
Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help.

Read our information about coronavirus and cancer