Breast screening

Breast screening (mammography/mammogram) is an x-ray examination of the breasts. It can detect breast cancer before there are any signs or symptoms. The sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the more effective treatment is likely to be.

This video looks in more detail at what breast screening is, how it works and why it is done.

You can read more about breast screening on Breast Cancer Care’s website.

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Signs and symptoms of breast cancer: FAQs

Breast Cancer Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Jackie answers questions from Breast Health Promotion Officer Sadia that people commonly ask about different potential signs and symptoms of breast cancer. They discuss types of breast pain, what to do if you notice discharge from your nipple or find a lump in your breast, what happens when you’re referred to a breast clinic and what a swollen breast could mean in a teenage boy.

You can read answers to these questions on Breast Cancer Care’s frequently asked questions pages.

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Chemotherapy for breast cancer

This track is about chemotherapy and the emotional and physical effects it may cause. It explains what chemotherapy is, how it works, and the benefits that may be gained from it.

The track also examines the possible side effects of chemotherapy and gives information on complementary therapies, fertility and contraception, and taking holidays while receiving treatment.

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