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.

How to Spot Breast Cancer