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Breast cancer health centre

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Overview & facts

Is what you know about breast cancer based on facts or fear? End worry by learning about breast cancer causes, risk factors, symptoms, and prevention.

What is breast cancer?

Read a detailed description of breast cancer.

Causes

Read about causes of breast cancer here.

Are you at risk?

Doctors don’t always know why breast cancer starts, but some risk factors stand out. Read an overview.

Learn more about the genetic risk factors for breast cancer.

Hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been linked to a higher risk of breast cancer. Get the facts on hormone replacement therapy and breast cancer.

Prevention

Doctors can’t make any promises, but some habits, like exercise and a healthy diet, may cut your risk of breast cancer. Read more about breast cancer prevention.

Your regular self-exam is an important part of preventing breast cancer, but not every lump is malignant. Learn more about benign lumps.

Preventive mastectomy is an operation to remove breasts to avoid breast cancer in high-risk women. Learn about it here.

Although there is no special 'anti-cancer' diet it is possible that diet and nutrition can play a role in reducing the risk of breast cancer in women

There has been much controversy about the links between soya and breast cancer.

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