What you need to know to be breast aware - BreastCheck explains

No matter what age you are, it is important to always be breast aware.

What do I need to do to be breast aware?

  • Know what is normal for your body.
  • Know what changes you should look for.
  • If you notice any changes in your breasts, or are ever worried about any breast problem, 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

BreastCheck offers free mammograms to women aged 50 to 64 every two years. Check you are on the register.