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Frequently asked questions

Worried about a change in your breast? Wondering what could increase the risk of breast cancer? Want to know more about screening? Around a quarter of the calls to our Helpline are questions about breast health concerns.

Use the links below to find the answers to the most frequently asked questions.

You can call our Helpline or email Ask the Nurse if you want to discuss anything in more detail.

Breast health

Breast screening

Signs and symptoms

Risk factors

Family history

Content last reviewed August 2014; next planned review 2016