About Breast Cancer
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK
Are you breast aware?
Know what is normal for you
Look and feel your breasts (upper chest and armpits too)
Know what changes to look for (see signs and symptoms)
Report any changes without delay to your GP
Make sure you attend breast screening if you’re 50 or over
Spotting breast cancer early can save lives
What should you be looking for?
- lumps or thickening of breast tissue
- continuous pain in a breast or armpit
- one breast becoming larger or lower
- puckering or dimpling of the skin
- nipples becoming inverted (turned in), changing shape or position
- nipples developing a rash, crusting or producing discharge
- swelling under the armpits or around the collarbone.
If you notice any change to your breast, you should make an appointment to see your doctor straight away. You may not have cancer, but if you do, being diagnosed and treated at an early stage may mean that you are more likely to survive breast cancer.