Here you’ll find factual information on breast health and breast cancer
to order, download or share. These factsheets have been developed
by the Foundation’s medical education team.
Know how your breasts normally look and feel from age 20
so you’re more likely to notice changes. Breast cancer’s highly
treatable if it’s diagnosed early.
Any changes in the size or shape of your breast which are
unusual for you. Any changes, see your doctor!
It is important to remember that most breast changes are not
breast cancer, however any new or unusual changes need
to be checked promptly by a doctor.
The pathologist prepares a report of the findings, including
the diagnosis, and sends it to your surgeon or oncologist.
Every woman is different and requires her own treatment
plan, as no two breast cancers are the same.
Breast cancer is a complex disease and it’s
important to understand that your treatment
plan is specific to your type of breast cancer.
It’s important to know the signs of lymphoedema and show
any unusual swelling to your doctor even if you were
treated years ago.
Save Lives through breast health education. Promote early detection through mammograms.
Support women with breast cancer through our 0800BCNURSE advice line, free counselling service and cancer rehab.
Research for better treatment, greater survival.
Today 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
This year 600+ will most likely die.
Yet 30% of eligible women aren't enrolled in free screening.
And 60% of young women don't know the signs beyond a lump.
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