Our Clinical Nurse Specialist answers some common questions about breast cancer and coronavirus. Read more. It's important to get to know your breasts. Check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice any changes.
Rare types of breast cancer
Overview | Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management | Guidance | NICE
Covers the primary care management of women and men who are concerned that their family history indicates an increased risk of breast cancer. Summary Have I got the right topic? How up-to-date is this topic? On this page Taking the family history Basis for recommendation Who to refer Basis for recommendation Information and support Basis for recommendation Advice on hormonal contraception Basis for recommendation Advice on hormone replacement therapy Basis for recommendation.
Early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management
Breast cancer is cancer that develops from breast tissue. Risk factors for developing breast cancer include being female, obesity , a lack of physical exercise, alcoholism , hormone replacement therapy during menopause , ionizing radiation , an early age at first menstruation , having children late in life or not at all, older age, having a prior history of breast cancer, and a family history of breast cancer. The balance of benefits versus harms of breast cancer screening is controversial. A Cochrane review found that it was unclear if mammographic screening does more harm than good, in that a large proportion of women who test positive turn out not to have the disease.
We have created a central resources hub for Health Professionals which hosts all of our CRUK resources and further materials to help with managing the pandemic. We are updating the information as guidance changes. There is also a page specifically for patients on our about cancer hub. See more in-depth breast cancer incidence invasive statistics. See more in-depth in situ breast carcinoma incidence statistics.