Breast Cancer

In this section we aim to help make this difficult topic a little more accessible, with articles on symptoms, treatment and health care. Benign breast conditions are also explored.

Breast reconstruction guide

Survival rates for breast cancer have significantly improved, not least due to early detection and advanced treatment. Lumpectomy plus radiation therapy is often preferred so as not to lose the whole breast, but it is not always possible or suitable.

Breast cancer risk factors

Most of us know that smoking increases the risk of developing lung cancer, and exposure to strong sunlight over a long period of time increases the risk of developing skin cancer.

BRCA mutation: breast cancer and genetics

The underlying cause behind about 5 to 10% of all breast cancers is an inherited mutation of two genes; namely the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes (BRCA stands for ‘Breast cancer’).

Nutrition and lifestyle for breast cancer prevention

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the world for women, with the UK being one of the highest risk areas. It is actually also the fifth most preventable cancer, so what can we do about it to reduce our risk?

Types of breast cancer surgery

Discovering that you need breast cancer surgery can be overwhelming to say the least. Here we help you understand your surgical options, the procedures behind the names, and what this will mean for your body in the long term.

Understanding breast cancer

Who hasn’t heard about breast cancer? After all, it’s the most common form of cancer in the UK. But do you know exactly how cells become cancerous and are you aware of the different types and stages of the condition? Read on to find out.

Questions to ask before breast cancer surgery

Being diagnosed with breast cancer and learning that you’ll need surgery is undoubtedly frightening, but preparing yourself in advance can help to make the whole process slightly easier.

Benign breast conditions

If you’ve found a lump in your breast, don’t panic: although some may be painful, the majority of breast lumps are non-cancerous (benign) and not life threatening.

Breast screening programme

Did you know that breast screening in the UK is estimated to save the life of about 1,300 women annually? Or, put another way, screening may help save three to four women’s lives every day!

Breast cancer awareness and pinkwashing

Pinkwashing is a relatively new term, coined by Breast Cancer Action as part of their Think Before You Pink campaign. It is used to describe an organization that claims to care about breast cancer, by promoting a pink ribbon product, but at the same time produces, manufactures and/or sells products that are linked to the disease.

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‘Get them off, sew me up, send me home – I am so much more than the sum of my breasts!’

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