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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Secondary breast cancer: family, friends and relationships

Marie, who has secondary (advanced) breast cancer, and clinical nurse specialist Tara discuss talking to partners, family and friends about a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Care produces a free Secondary resource pack for anyone who has a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer.

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Living with secondary breast cancer

Tara, a clinical nurse specialist, and Marie, who has secondary (advanced) breast cancer, talk about the uncertainty that a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer can bring.

Breast Cancer Care produces a free Secondary resource pack for anyone who has a diagnosis of secondary breast cancer.

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Choosing a bra after surgery

Breast Cancer Care knows that a breast prosthesis can help restore a woman’s body image after surgery for breast cancer. Watch our step-by-step guide to learn what to look for when choosing a bra after surgery and what to avoid.

There’s also a free booklet covering this available on our website.

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Real lives, real people

UK charity Breast Cancer Care produces information to help people feel more in control of their situation when they’re diagnosed with and treated for breast cancer. And volunteers affected by breast cancer contribute to the information in many ways, not least by acting as models. We know it can help readers feel less isolated when they see pictures of real people in our publications and on our website. This video goes behind the scenes at one of our photoshoots.

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