Breast Cancer is the most common in women in the UK with one woman diagnosed every ten minutes, that's one in seven women in the UK that will develop Breast Cancer in their lifetime. Catching Cancer early is gives more of a successful chance of treatment. Ignoring the signs or thinking its just something else will not make it go away which is why every woman needs to check themselves regularly and if theirs anything unusual get it checked out by a your GP.
Common Signs & Symtoms:
- Lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit, you may feel a lump but not be able to see it.
- A change to the skin such as dimpling or puckering
- A change in the colour of your breast. The breast may look red or inflamed.
- A change in the nipple, for example it may look pulled in or inverted.
- A rash, crusting or changes around the nipple area.
- Any unusual liquid discharge from either nipple.
- Any changes in size or shape of the breast.
- Pain in the breast all or most of the time, on its own occasional pain may not be an indication but continuous pain can be.
Checking your Breasts:
Take a few minutes to check your breasts for any changes on a regular basis. Monitoring them regularly can help you identify changes. You don’t need any training to check your breasts, there is no special technique, just be sure to check your whole breast area, armpits and your upper chest area.