Be breast aware
You can develop breast cancer at any time.
This includes the time in between breast screening appointments. Being breast aware is about getting to know your own body so you can spot any breast changes early. The most important things you need to know about breast awareness is what is normal for you and to tell your GP about any changes as soon as you spot them.
Changes in your breasts may be harmless, but you should get them checked straight away.
Things you need to look out for are:
- any lumps, thickening or bumpy areas
- changes in appearance, like puckered or dimpled skin
- discomfort or pain, and
- nipple discharge, a rash, red areas that won’t heal, or a change in your nipple position (pointing differently or pulled in).
If you notice any changes in your breasts that are not normal for you, please speak to your GP straight away.