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Breast Cancer

In 2022, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 670,000 deaths globally. Breast cancer was the most common cancer in women in 157 countries out of 185.



Definition
Epidemiology
Risk Factors / Causes
Anatomy / Pathophysiology
Signs and Symptoms
Investigations
Staging / Grading
Management
Referral Criteria
Screening

Resources

[1] What is breast cancer? (2023) Cancer Research UK. Available at: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/about-cancer/breast-cancer/about (Accessed: 29 March 2024). 

[2] Primary invasive breast cancer - guidelines | BMJ best practice (2024) BMJ Best Practice. Available at: https://bestpractice.bmj.com/topics/en-gb/716/guidelines (Accessed: 29 March 2024). 

[3] Orrantia-Borunda E, Anchondo-Nuñez P, Acuña-Aguilar LE, Gómez-Valles FO, Ramírez-Valdespino CA. Subtypes of breast cancer. Breast Cancer [Internet]. 2022 Aug 6.

[4] Suspected cancer referral guidelines (2023) Cancer Research UK. Available at: https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/health-professional/diagnosis/suspected-cancer-referral-best-practice/nice-cancer-referral-guidelines (Accessed: 29 March 2024). 

[5] Breast screening (2022) NICE. Available at: https://cks.nice.org.uk/topics/breast-screening/ (Accessed: 29 March 2024). 

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