Be Breast Aware

 

Breast awareness - do you know what to do? 

1.    Know what is normal for you
2.    Know what changes to look and feel for
3.    Look and feel
4.    Report any changes to your GP without delay
5.    Attend for routine breast screening, if you are over 50

Breast awareness is about becoming familiar with your own breasts and how they change. It is important to know how your body normally looks and feels.

Being breast aware is about knowing the usual shape and feel of your breasts and being able to recognise any changes.

There is no such thing as a standard breast and what is normal for one woman
may not be for another. Your breasts will also look and feel different over time
depending on the time of the month and your age. If you find any changes from
what is normal for you go to your GP without delay.

You are not wasting anyone's time.

It is important to know that most changes are not cancer. But, reassurance
and advice will always help, and the sooner a possible cancer is reported, the
more simple treatment is likely to be. Changes to look for:


For more information, please download the quick guide to being breast aware from Breast Cancer Care.

 

Updated May 2018

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Contact Us

North Lancashire and South Cumbria Breast Care Unit
Ashton Court
Royal Lancaster Infirmary
Lancaster
Lancs
LA1 4RP
 
Tel: 01524 518699 (9am - 4pm)

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