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. 

What are the signs of breast cancer?

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

What can cause breast cancer?

There are many different factors that can affect your chances of getting breast cancer.

Breast cancer facts

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

Breast screening

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

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.

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.

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