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Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK.  A breast lump is the first symptom in 9 out of 10 breast cancers.  Breast cancer can also affect men.

Treatment for breast cancer may include a combination of surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, drugs to block hormones or their effects on cancer cells (hormonal therapies), and a drug called Herceptin® (trastuzumab).

The type of treatment you have will depend on many factors, including the size of the tumour and whether you have had your menopause.

You can find further information on breast cancer on the NHS Choices website.

You can also visit the NHS Choices website for information on cancer support groups in your area

You can also watch the below videos relating to breast cancer, including the 'Moonwalk' marathon, Sheila's experience of taking part in a clinical trial, breast cancer screening, Emma's experience of breast cancer, and the view from a breast cancer expert.