How is breast cancer diagnosed?

The first thing to do if you feel a lump or notice any unusual change in your breast is to see your GP, who will examine you and discuss your general health with you.

Most women with unusual breast changes find they do not have cancer. However, it’s important to get any unusual changes checked out by your doctor as soon as possible.

The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances of beating it.

Visiting a breast clinic

Everything you need to know about visiting a breast clinic

Understanding clinic results

What happens when you get your results from your appointment at a breast clinic.

Coping with a breast cancer diagnosis

What happens after you receive a breast cancer diagnosis.

Your guide to breast screening

Our breast screening guide explains the potential benefits and risks of routine NHS breast screening.