Cancer of the Breast

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UK sources of information and / or support

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Patient UK

Has leaflets on Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer - Hereditary Factors and Breast Screening.

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Breakthrough Breast Cancer

On this site you can get all the latest news about breast cancer and Breakthrough, find details of major campaigns and fundraising events.

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Breast Cancer Campaign

Breast Cancer Campaign’s mission is to beat breast cancer by funding innovative world-class research to understand how breast cancer develops, leading to improved diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure.

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Breast Cancer Care

Information and support on breast cancer; for those who fear they may have breast cancer and for those who have other breast health concerns.

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CoppaFeel

Aims to hit home the importance of breast examination in younger women.

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National Hereditary Breast Cancer Helpline

Provides help and information for those concerned about their family history of breast cancer, and also has a useful database of women prepared to share their own experiences with others.

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UKBC Support

An active online support group for women with breast cancer.

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Breast cancer screening across the UK

Information from the UK Screening portal.

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Check your risk (ovarian cancer risk assessment tool)

Online Personal Risk Assessment Tool (OPERA) which is provided by Macmillan Cancer Support.

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Early and Locally Advanced Breast Cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Advanced Breast Cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast Cancer - bevacizumab (in combination with a taxane)

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Endoscopic mastectomy and endoscopic wide local excision for breast cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast cancer - gemcitabine

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast cancer (early) - docetaxel

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast cancer (early) - paclitaxel

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast cancer (early) - trastuzumab

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast cancer (early) - hormonal treatments

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Familial breast cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Endoscopic axillary lymph node retrieval for breast cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Laparoscopic mobilisation of the greater omentum for breast reconstruction

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Interstitial laser therapy for breast cancer

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Brachytherapy as the sole method of adjuvant radiotherapy for breast cancer after local excision

A patient guide to complement the NICE guideline of the same name for health professionals.

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Breast cancer overview

NICE Pathways are for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.

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Macmillan Cancer Support

Has information on Breast cancer, Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), Secondary breast cancer and Men's breasts.

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Breast cancer

Information from CancerHelp UK.

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Breast cancer

Information from the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust.

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Breast Cancer: Risk Factors

Information from Women’s Health Concern.

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HRT and Breast Cancer

Information from the British Menopause Society.

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Treating Breast Cancer

Information from the North London Cancer Network.

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Breast Cancers

Information from emc Medicine Guides.

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Breast Cancer

Patient experience video from Healthtalkonline.

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NHS Choices

The government's patient information portal has leaflets on Breast lump, Breast cancer (female), Mastectomy and Breast cancer (male).

See also the Patient UK cancer page for many other links.


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More detailed medical information

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