Breast Cancer Awareness Month


How Do I Check my Breasts?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, so it’s important to look after your breasts. This means getting to know how your breasts look and feel so you know what is normal for you. You can then feel more confident about noticing any unusual changes.

Try to get used to looking at and feeling your breasts regularly. You can do this in the bath or shower, when you use body lotion, or when you get dressed. There’s no need to change your everyday routine. Just decide what you’re comfortable with and what suits you best.

Check all parts of your breast, your armpits and up to your collarbone for changes.


Some people think if they have breast cancer they’ll have other symptoms apart from a breast change, such as feeling tired, having less energy or losing weight, but this isn’t the case.

If you notice a change, even if you feel well, it’s still important to visit your GP. Most breast changes aren’t due to breast cancer, but the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the more effective treatment may be.

Around 400 men in the UK get breast cancer each year so they also need to be aware of any changes in their breast tissue.

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