Getting to know your boobs could be a lifesaver!

Getting to know your boobs could be a lifesaver!

There are lots of important things we have to do each month but checking your breasts should be a priority.

By checking your breasts regularly, you will notice any unusual changes quickly and have the confidence to know what’s normal for you each month.

1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime with is being the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 40. Although mainly prominent in women, around 400 men are also diagnosed in the UK each year.

What to look out for

You should see your GP if you have:

  • A change in the size, shape or feel of a breast
  • A new lump of thickening in a breast or armpit
  • Skin changes such as puckering, dimpling, a rash or redness of the skin
  • Fluid leaking from a nipple and you aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • Changes in the position of a nipple
  • Breast pain

Your symptoms are unlikely to be cancer, but it is important to get them checked by a doctor.

You can find out more information about breast cancer and how to check your breasts at the following websites:

Cancer Research
Coppafeel
NHS.uk

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