How to be breast aware

No matter what age you are, please be breast aware. Breast cancer continues to be the most common cancer diagnosed among women.

How to be breast aware

Breast awareness means that you

1. Know what is normal for you and your body

2. Know the changes you should look for (see below)

3. And, if you notice any changes or are ever worried, go to your GP (family doctor) immediately

What changes should I look and feel for?

  • Any lumps or unusual thickening in your breast
  • Dimpling, puckering or redness of the skin
  • A nipple that appears to be pulled-in or flattened
  • A rash or flaky or crusted skin around the nipple
  • A change in the size or shape of your breast
  • Swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone
  • Constant pain in one part of your breast or armpit

When you are aged 50 to 64 and invited for your free BreastCheck mammogram, please attend. Breast screening helps to find breast cancer at an early stage, when it is easier to treat and there is a higher chance of a good recovery.

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