What can you do to find breast cancer early?

The best course of action to find breast cancer early depends on a woman’s age and other factors, such as her personal risk of breast cancer.

The best course of action to find breast cancer early depends on a woman’s age and other factors, such as her personal risk of breast cancer.

Women at average risk of breast cancer

The information in this section is for women at average risk of breast cancer. If you’re at average risk of breast cancer it means your risk is the same as that of other women your age.

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Women at increased risk of breast cancer

Some women may be at increased risk of developing breast cancer due to a family history of the disease or other factors. Use the online risk calculator to assess your level of breast cancer risk compared to another woman your age. Please note: the risk calculator is intended for use by women who have not had breast cancer.  Whatever your age, if you have had breast cancer or a pre-invasive breast disease you will need regular follow-up to make sure that if breast cancer comes back it can be found and treated promptly.

Find out more about follow-up after breast cancer.