Are you worried about breast cancer?
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Published: 30 Sep 2018
Next review: 31 Mar 2021
Edition: 7
Are you worried about breast cancer?

People worry about cancer for many different reasons. Perhaps you have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed. Or maybe you have symptoms you think might be cancer.

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Published: 30 Sep 2018
Next review: 31 Mar 2021
Edition: 7

People worry about cancer for many different reasons. Perhaps you have a family member or friend who has been diagnosed. Or maybe you have symptoms you think might be cancer.

About this leaflet

Some people feel anxious about something they have watched on television, or have read in the newspapers or online.

Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in the UK. It most often affects women, but can also affect men. This leaflet explains:

- what we know about the main causes of breast cancer

- what you can do to reduce your risk of developing cancer.

We hope it gives you the information you need or helps you find more support.

Visit our online information about breast cancer.

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