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How to Check for Signs of Breast Cancer

How to Check for Signs of Breast Cancer
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s so important to know the signs to look out for. Breast Cancer can cause several signs and symptoms, here are some to look out for… 
A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit 
breast cancer symptoms, lumps or swelling
A change to the skin, such as puckering or dimpling 
breast cancer signs, puckering or dimpling
A change in the colour of the breast – the breast may look red or inflamed 
breast cancer signs, red inflamed or discolouration
A nipple change, for example it has become pulled in (inverted) 
breast cancer signs, inverted nipple
Rash or crusting around the nipple 
breast cancer signs, rash or crusting around nipple
Unusual liquid or discharge from either nipple 
breast cancer signs, leaking nipples or discharge from nipples
Changes in size or shape of the breast 
breast cancer signs, change in shape or feel to your breast
If you notice any of these changes it is so important to go and see your GP. Most breast changes are not breast cancer, but the sooner it is found the more successful treatment is likely to be.  

How to check your breasts 

There is no specific way to check your breasts, it’s all about getting to know your body, and knowing what feels normal is key to detecting any changes. Feel them at least once a month to get an idea of how they normally feel, check before and after your period as when you are menstruating, they can feel different. If you notice any changes in the feel or look of your breasts, then seek advice from your GP. 
If in doubt… get checked out! 
Join us in raising funds for Cancer Research UK with Think Pink Friday! For 24 hours on the 21st of October, we will donate 10% of sales from our pink collection to Cancer Research UK.