Understanding your results

Your breast care team will run tests on your breast cancer to learn as much as possible about its characteristics. These will help your breast care team determine the best treatment options for you.

This section will help you to understand what type of breast cancer you have and what is meant by the grade, stage and receptor status of your breast cancer.

Types of early or primary breast cancer

Find out more about different types of early or primary breast cancer.

Grades and stages

Find out more about how breast cancer size, growth and spread are described.

Receptor tests

Knowing which receptors your breast cancer has is important for planning your treatment