Symptoms & Causes

There are a variety of symptoms and possible causes of breast cancer. A mammogram is recommended if you are concerned about symptoms, risk factors or family history.

Breast Cancer Symptoms

Initially, breast cancer may not cause any symptoms. A lump may be too small for you to feel or may not cause any unusual changes you can notice on your own.
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Breast Cancer Risk Factors

There are some factors which may slightly increase a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
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BRCA1 and BRCA2 have become commonly known as the breast cancer genes. 5% of breast cancers are caused because a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene has been inherited.
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Breast Cancer Diagnosis

We diagnose breast cancer using a triple assessment process to ensure that the maximum possible number of cancers is found.
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Breast Cancer Stages

Breast cancer stages are defined by the size of the cancer and whether the cancer has spread beyond where it initially started.
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