About breast cancer
Breast cancer is a collection of cells in the breast tissue that grow in an uncontrolled way. Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in NSW.
1 in 8 women in NSW will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
There are several types of breast cancer depending on where the cancer is within the breast, or if it has spread to an area outside the breast.
The best time to treat breast cancer is when it is still very small. This is why breast screening is so important. Most women who are diagnosed with a breast cancer when it is still very small are able to go back to their normal lives after successful treatment.
You can find breast cancer statistics and facts on the Cancer Institute NSW website.