Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer.
About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There’s a good chance of recovery if it’s detected at an early stage.
For this reason, it’s vital that women check their breasts regularly for any changes, attend mammographic screenings when invited, and always have any changes examined by a GP.
Find out more about breast cancer in women, including symptoms, causes, diagnosis, types of breast cancer, treatment, living with breast cancer and prevention.
In rare cases, men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer. Find out more about breast cancer in men.