The exact cause of breast cancer is unknown. But certain things called risk factors can increase a woman’s chances of developing it.
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If you have any symptoms of breast cancer you should go to your GP. They can examine you and refer you to a specialist.
A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer, but there are others to watch for.
Your medical team may use different tests and scans to see if you have breast cancer. If you do have cancer you will have further tests to find out more.
Breast screening can help detect cancer so it can be treated as soon as possible. The sooner cancer is treated, the more effective treatment will be.
Order or download free, reliable information that is easy to understand. Our booklets cover signs and symptoms, diagnosis, cancer types, treatments and living with cancer.
Waiting to hear the results of tests can be a worrying time. You can talk to us about anything that's concerning you.
If you're deciding which charity to support with your fundraising, we've got the answer. We hope to be there for everyone affected by cancer, and we need your help.
What's happening near you? Find out about support groups, where to get information and how to get involved with Macmillan where you are.
Read about Caroline's life after breast cancer. She talks about how reconstructive surgery helped her regain confidence in her body. She now associates her scars with defiance not defeat.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK. Men can also develop breast cancer, although this is rare. This group is for anyone affected by breast cancer to get together, ask questions, share experiences and support each other.
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