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What causes breast cancer?

Trusted information on the breast cancer causes including family history, age, weight, HRT, alcohol, and links to trusted resources

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Breast cancer awareness

Trusted information on breast cancer awareness including what to look out for, identifying changes in your breasts, and links to further help and support.

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Breast cancer

Breast cancer often shows as a lump in the breast tissue, although most breast lumps are not cancerous. If detected early on, recovery is more likely.

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Breast cancer – a personal story

Watch this video interview with Tess, who was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 33. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often re-assuring and helpful.

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After breast cancer treatment

Many women with breast cancer will have major surgery and will usually stay in hospital for up to a week after surgery for breast cancer. Learn how to manage with breast cancer.

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Breast cancer symptoms

The first symptom of breast cancer most women notice is a lump or an area of thickened tissue in their breast. Find out the symptoms of breast cancer.

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Breast cancer treatment

Breast cancer treatment depends on a number of variables. Find out what treatment options are available.

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Living with breast cancer

If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, discover ways to comfortably manage your daily life by reading the tips on this page.

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Breast cancer diagnosis

Trusted information on breast cancer diagnosis including having a mammogram, ultrasound, biopsy, and links to trusted resources

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Breast cancer prevention

Since the causes of breast cancer are not fully understood it is not possible to know if anything can prevent it altogether, but early detection is vital to good outcomes.

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Breast cancer and financial support

There are a number of practical things to think about like the cost of treatment and support, travel and accommodation costs, or childcare. Learn more about cost and some support schemes when diagnosed with breast cancer.

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