What happens after you receive a breast cancer diagnosis.

A diagnosis of breast cancer

If you receive a diagnosis of breast cancer, you will almost certainly need some treatment. Your hospital doctor will explain the next steps for you, including any further tests needed and the planning of your treatment.

Receiving a diagnosis of breast cancer can be a distressing time. You may wish to speak to your breast care team about support available to you or contact Breast Cancer Care on 0808 800 6000 or Macmillan Cancer Support on 0808 808 0000.

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Information last reviewed: 21 August 2013

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