We're coming towards the end of Breast Cancer Awareness Month..
The earlier breast cancer is detected and diagnosed, the stronger your chances of survival. A lot of people associate lumps in breasts as being a dead cert diagnosis of cancer, however this is not the case! Follow this advice provided by Breast Cancer Care to ensure you know what to do if you feel any changes in your breasts.
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer can include:
- a change in size or shape of the breast
- a lump or thickening that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue
- redness or a rash on the skin and/or around the nipple
- a change in skin texture such as puckering or dimpling (like orange peel)
- discharge (liquid) that comes from the nipple without squeezing
- your nipple becoming inverted (pulled in) or changing its position or shape
- a swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone
- constant pain in your breast or your armpit
How do I check my breasts?
What should I do if I find a change?
Most breast changes are likely to be normal or due to a benign (not cancer) breast condition rather than being a sign of breast cancer. If you notice a change, go and see your GP (local doctor) as soon as you can.
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