Are you Breast Assured?



Be breast aware:

  • Know what's normal for you.

  • Look at your breasts and feel them.

  • Know what changes to look for.

  • Report any changes without delay.

  • Attend routine screening if you're 50 or over.


Look at your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to your collarbone. You may find it easiest to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand over each breast and up under each armpit.


You can also look at your breasts in the mirror. Look with your arms by your side and also with them raised.


Breast changes to look out for:


  • A change in the size, outline or shape of your breast.

  • A change in the look or feel of your skin, such as puckering or dimpling.

  • A new lump, thickening or bumpy area in one breast or armpit that is different from the same area on the other side.

  • Nipple discharge that's not milky.

  • Bleeding from your nipple.

  • A moist, red area on your nipple that doesn't heal easily

  • any change in nipple position, such as your nipple being pulled in or pointing differently.

  • A rash on or around your nipple.

  • Any discomfort or pain in one breast, particularly if it's a new pain and doesn't go away (although pain is only a symptom of breast cancer in rare cases).


Breast changes can happen for many reasons, and most of them aren't serious. Lots of women have breast lumps, and nine out of 10 are not cancerous.


However, if you find changes in your breast that aren't normal for you, it's best to see your GP as soon as possible.

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