Breast cancer is the name for cancers that start in the breast. It is the most common cancer in the UK.
Notably, over 55,000 women are diagnosed each year in the UK, including around 4,700 in Scotland.
Thanks to research, more people are surviving breast cancer than ever before, yet there are still nearly 1,000 women who die of breast cancer every month in the UK.
According to statistics, one in eight women in the UK will face cancer in their lifetime. That’s why it’s important to know the facts from fiction.
In this section, you’ll find the signs and symptoms of cancer, known causes of the disease, how you can reduce your risk of getting cancer and what you need to know about breast screenings.