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Recognising cancer: Breast and ovarian cancer

Recognising cancer: Breast and ovarian cancer

From this module you will learn:
  • What the main risk factors are for developing breast and ovarian cancer
  • Common signs and symptoms of these cancers that pharmacists can look out for
  • What recommendations pharmacists can make to patients
  • The screening methods available

Download this module - this includes the 5 minute test - here.

This is a companion module for Update 1800, which looked at recognising lung and prostate cancers, and provided tips on how to refer patients.

Breast cancer

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer found in the UK, even though it predominantly affects women. It has a high prevalence among those aged over 50, with as many as eight in 10 women in this cohort affected. Over the past 25 years, reported

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