Coronavirus and cancer

We know it’s a worrying time for people with cancer, we have information to help. If you have symptoms of cancer contact your doctor.

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Breast cancer stages, types and grades

The stage of a breast cancer tells you how big it is and whether it has spread. The type tells which type of cell the cancer started from and the grade means how abnormal the cells look under the microscope.

About breast cancer staging and grades

The stage tells you how big your cancer is and whether it has spread. The grade means how abnormal the cells look under the microscope.

TNM staging

The TNM system is a way of staging breast cancer. TNM stands for Tumour, Node, Metastasis.

Number stages of breast cancer

The number system for breast cancer staging divides cancers into 4 groups, from 1 to 4.

Types of breast cancer and related conditions

Read about the different types of breast cancer, including breast cancer in men, and conditions related to breast cancer.

Advanced cancer

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

Last reviewed: 
21 Jul 2020
Next review due: 
21 Jul 2023
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