HOW TO DO SELF CHECK-UPS
Breast tissue is normally “lumpy’’, and the lumpiness varies between women, so be aware of the normal feel and lumpiness of your breasts. Breast changes that may indicate breast cancer include:
◗ A new lump or lumpiness (that differs to usual breast lumpiness or texture of their breast tissue), especially if it’s only in one breast
◗ A sudden or new change in the size or shape of the breast
◗ A change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulceration, redness or inversion ◗ A nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing ◗ A change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling
◗ An unusual pain that doesn’t go away, especially if it’s only in one breast There are a number of conditions that may cause these symptoms, not just breast cancer, so it’s best to see your doctor for further advice.