Treating Secondary Breast Cancer Discussion

Listen to a discussion with Claire Ryan (Macmillan Nurse Clinician – Metastatic Breast Cancer) about how secondary breast cancer is treated. 

If you have any questions about treating secondary breast cancer, call our free Helpline on 0808 800 6000 or use our Ask Our Nurses email service.

Deciding whether to have 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 gives you information to help you decide whether you want have breast screening.

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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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Family history of breast cancer: FAQs

Breast Cancer Care Clinical Nurse Specialist Jackie answers questions from Breast Health Promotion Officer Sadia that people commonly ask about what it means to have a family history of breast cancer.

They discuss how a significant family history has an effect on the risk of developing breast cancer, genetic testing and signpost where people can go for more support.

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

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