Want to know about breast cancer?

One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. That’s why it’s important to know the facts from fiction.

In this section, you’ll find the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, known causes of the disease, how you can reduce your risk of getting breast cancer and what you need to know about breast screenings.

Breast quiz

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with most cases found by women noticing unusual changes, taking the initiative and visiting their doctor. 

Breast cancer facts

Over 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK

What are the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?

The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of beating it. So it's important to check your breasts regularly.

Breast screening

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

What can cause breast cancer?

This section discusses the steps you can take to reduce your risk and clears up some of the myths about the causes of breast cancer.

Visiting a breast clinic

At a breast clinic you will have tests to diagnose breast symptoms

Breast cancer in men

Find out about breast cancer in men, including signs and symptoms and the treatments available.

Being referred to a breast clinic by your GP

If you have a sign or symptom of breast cancer, you may be referred to a breast clinic.

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest
breast cancer charity, created by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer.