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A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer, but there are others to look for.
You will be referred to a specialist doctor at a breast clinic, who will examine you and arrange some tests.
If the biopsy shows there are breast cancer cells, you may need more tests before starting treatment.
Breast screening is a way of finding breast cancers early, when a cancer is too small to see or feel.
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Waiting to hear the results of tests can be a worrying time. You can talk to us about how you are feeling.
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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.
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