Have I got breast cancer?

On these pages you can find out about what breast cancer is, who is at risk, and the signs and symptoms to look out for. 

Learn about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and what to do if you're worried about a change in your breasts.

Breast cancer starts when cells in the breast begin to divide and grow in an abnormal way. It is not one single disease – there are several types of breast cancer.

Benign (not cancer) breast conditions are very common and most breast changes are not cancer.

Exactly why some people get breast cancer and some don't is not fully understood. Research suggests that breast cancer is caused by a combination of lots of different factors, many of which are beyond our control.

It's natural to have concerns if you’ve been referred to a breast clinic or recalled following routine breast screening. Read more about your breast clinic appointment.

Men can get breast cancer, although rare (390 men are diagnosed a year in the UK against 55,000 women). Learn about male breast cancer at Breast Cancer Care.

If you have a query about breast cancer or breast health, just want to talk things through or find more support, our experts are only at the end of a telephone line.

Simply email any question – big or small – and you can expect a prompt reply from one of our specialist nurses. 

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