'I didn't really stop to think cancer could be the end result.'
A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer, but there are others to watch for.
You will be referred to a specialist doctor at a breast clinic who will examine you and arrange some tests.
Breast screening can find breast cancers at a very early stage.
Your risk of developing breast cancer may increase with age, alcohol intake, being overweight and smoking.
Order or download our free booklet about breast cancer in women. It covers symptoms, diagnosis, possible treatments, and practical issues.
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, talk to us. We want 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 ways in which our Community users managed their emotions following their diagnosis. They talk about yoga, meditation and counselling.
Whether it is you or someone close to you who has been diagnosed with cancer, you’re likely to experience many emotions. Sharing your feelings can help you and others in your situation. Talk about it here.
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