Breast cancer

Breast cancer occurs when cells lining the lobules and ducts of your breast grow in an abnormal and uncontrolled way, forming a tumour. It is the most common cancer in Australian women.

How is it diagnosed?

Not all breast cancers show symptoms. Some common signs and symptoms can include new lumps or changes to the shape of your breast, pain in the breast or nipple, dimpling in the breast or nipple and nipple discharge. Breast cancer can be detected through a mammogram or ultrasound. A biopsy of the affected area will be taken to confirm your diagnosis.

How is it treated?

Treatment for breast cancer may involve surgery to remove a tumour, and chemotherapy or other targeted drug, hormonal or immunotherapy and/or radiotherapy to destroy cancer cells.

Living well during treatment

You and your loved ones will face both physical and psychological challenges while you are undergoing treatment for cancer. Ramsay Cancer Care provides a holistic and integrated service, to ensure that your needs are met at every step of your treatment and recovery. 

During and after your treatment for breast cancer, you may like to access support for:

Your physical wellbeing
Your mental wellbeing
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