Breast Cancer

About breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women, with around 46,000 new diagnoses each year in the UK.

There are many different types of breast cancer and treatment is influenced by the type, grade and stage of disease.

What to check: 
It’s normal for your breasts to change, both over your whole life time and during the course of your menstrual cycle. Most changes in your breast do not indicate breast cancer, but it’s still very important to know how your breasts usually look or feel to be able to notice any changes.

Symptoms to look for include:

  • a lump or swelling in the tissue of your breast
  • a change in the size or shape of one of your breasts
  • discharge from either of your nipples (which may be streaked with blood)
  • a lump or swelling in either of your armpits
  • dimpling on the skin of your breasts
  • a rash on or around your nipple
  • a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breasts.

Breast pain is not usually a symptom of breast cancer.

If any of the above symptoms apply to you or if you have any concerns about similar symptoms it is advisable to see your doctor for a check-up. Similarly if you are over the age of 40 you can self-refer for a breast screening even if you are non-symptomatic.

Treatment at Nova Healthcare

It can be a frightening prospect to be told you have breast cancer, but at Nova Healthcare we’re with you every step of the way. 

Breast cancer is usually treated with surgery.

At Nova Healthcare we offer:

Chemotherapy, targeted and hormone therapies are delivered by our team of specialist nurses in our state-of-the-art private chemotherapy suite. We have access to the very latest chemotherapy drugs and targeted therapies, some of which may not be routinely available on the NHS.

Radiotherapy for breast cancer is delivered in partnership with the Leeds Cancer Centre and includes the latest image-guided and intensity modulated techniques.

Further information about breast cancer can be found on the NHS website.

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