Breast Cancer: Know Yourself Check Yourself

on Monday, 19 September 2016. Posted in Blog Tags Breastcancerawarenessmonth, CancerCare, cancersupport, northlancashire, southlakeland

Most breast cancers are discovered through self–checking and the earlier it’s detected, the better chance you have of recovering from it.
However, it is thought that just 1 in 3 people check their breasts on a regular basis and many more do not know how to check or what to look out for. So, let’s get started!

Andrea(stats: Breast Cancer Care)

Breast cancer signs & symptoms

  • With breast cancer, you won’t always find a lump so please be alert to:
    A lump or thickening in your breast or armpit
    Change to the skin of your breast
    Changes in the shape or size of your breast
    Nipple changes or discharge
  • Pain in your breast
    Any other unusual or persistent changes to your breastKnowYourselfCheckYourself

Get checking

  • There’s no right no right or wrong way to check your breasts – look and feel
    Spend some time getting to know what’s ‘normal’ for you: breasts are all different and come in variety of shapes and sizes but what is important to remember is that if something changes suddenly that is unusual or different for you, get it checked out
    Get into a routine: check them in the shower or bath or when you’re getting dressed in the morning.
    Seek medical advice straight away if you discover something that’s not normal for you

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