Information and Resources


In this section you can find information and resources about surgery as a treatment for breast cancer, reconstructive surgery and cosmetic breast surgery. Please click on the relevant link below to access patient information, resources and links to patient support organisations.

The Association of Breast Surgery is not able to offer advice or comment on the treatment of specific patients. If you have questions or concerns about your treatment we recommend that you speak to your consultant/breast care team or seek a second opinion. The ABS does not accredit surgeons and membership of the Association of Breast Surgery is not mandatory to practice breast surgery in the UK. If you would like to find out if your surgeon is registered with the GMC please visit the website here.


 Breast Cancer Treatment

 Patient Resources

Cosmetic Surgery



Breast Cancer Screening Announcement May 2018

Public Health England (PHE) and NHS England (NHSE) have become aware of an issue with the NHS Breast Screening Programme, which has led to some women not being invited for their final screen between their 68th and 71st birthday. This is now resolved, and NHSE, PHE and the Department of Health and Social Care have taken the decision together to offer a re-screen to women who have been affected. As part of this Patient Notification Exercise all of the affected women registered with a GP will receive a letter with clear advice and signposting.

Please do visit the NHS Choices website here for more information, or call the NHS helpline on 0800 169 2692 if you need further support and advice.

Further information


If you have any questions or if you require further information about these patient resources please contact