Cancer is one of the five most common killers in the UK. In the various forms of the disease were responsible forpremature deaths across the country. There are more than different types of cancers and over our lifetimes, around a third of people will suffer some form of the disease.
Breast cancer is cancer that starts in the breast tissue. Get information about the number and TNM staging systems and the grades and types of breast cancer. Find out about breast cancer treatments, where and how you have them, and how to cope with possible side effects.
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In the first study of its kind, scientists at the Cancer Research UK Cambridge Institute, in collaboration with Professor Christina Curtis at Stanford University, examined the patterns of genetic changes within tumours from nearly women with breast cancer and followed their progress over 20 years — including whether their cancer returned. While the genetic analyses used in the study are too detailed for everyday use, the team are now working on a routine test that could one day help doctors offer women a more accurate prediction of if, and when, their disease may return. These clinical trajectories vary considerably, even between tumours that seem similar. For example, the team found, among women with a form of the disease called triple-negative breast cancer, there was a distinct subgroup whose outlook is initially poor, but for whom the disease is unlikely to come back in those who survived 5 years.
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Our vision is that byeveryone who develops breast cancer will live. Find out how our research will help us get there. We believe, if we all act now, by everybody who develops breast cancer will live — and live well.
Making simple changes to your diet and lifestyle, and avoiding products containing certain chemicals, can reduce your risk. Simple changes to reduce your risk. Breast Cancer UK is the only UK charity focused on the prevention of breast cancer by campaigning to reduce risk.
Back to Breast cancer in women. You may have one of these treatments, or a combination. The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it's at. Breast cancer diagnosed at screening may be at an early stage, but breast cancer diagnosed when you have symptoms may be at a later stage and require a different treatment.