Breast Cancer

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What is breast cancer?
Cancer within the breast
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What are the risk factors for developing it?
Family history, smoking, if you have had a previous non-cancerous lump, not breast feeding children
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What are the signs of breast cancer?
Lump in breast or near armpit, dimpling of skin, rash on or around ******, ****** going inwards or changing shape/colour
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How can it be treated?
Mastectomy (surgically removing breast), chemotherpay, radiotherapy
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What bad side effects does chemotherapy give?
Hair loss, vomiting, nausea, weakened immune system so more likely to catch infections
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What are the risk factors for developing it?

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Family history, smoking, if you have had a previous non-cancerous lump, not breast feeding children

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