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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK with around one in seven women developing this type of cancer at some stage in their life. Early diagnosis provides a good chance of effective treatment, with a mammogram (X-ray of the breast) one of the best early detection methods for older women. Ultrasound is the investigation of choice in women under the age of 40 years.
However, breast cancer can strike at any age. If you’re worried about a breast lump, are experiencing breast pain or have detected a change in breast shape, you need to seek specialist advice. Similarly if your family history indicates you may be at a higher risk of developing breast cancer it’s important to identify preventative or risk-reducing treatment options as soon as possible.
Unfortunately however, there’s often a lengthy and frustrating wait for access to the right specialist advice.