Breast health concerns

It is important that you see your GP if you notice that anything about your breasts has changed from what is normal for you, especially if it’s only in one breast. Symptoms don’t necessarily mean that you have breast cancer but changes to look out for include:

  • a change in the size, shape or feel of your breast
  • dimpling, puckering or redness of the skin
  • redness, a rash or crusting on your nipple or surrounding area
  • a change in your nipple, such as in its shape or if it turns inwards to your breast (becomes inverted)
  • a discharge from your nipple (unless you’re breast feeding)
  • bleeding from your nipple area
  • pain in part of your breast or armpit
  • swelling, thickening or a lump in your breast or arm pit

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