Symptoms of breast cancer
Here are some of the most common symptoms of breast cancer.
When you’re checking your breasts, you’re looking and feeling for changes that are different for you. It's important to check the whole of your breast area, not just the main part of your breast. This includes both breasts, your armpits and up to your collarbone. The illustrations below show you what to look out for, but remember these symptoms might happen on a different part of the breast area than shown in the picture.
Getting information and support from Breast Cancer Care
Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity providing specialist support and tailored information for anyone concerned about breast cancer.
If you have a concern about a breast change or are worried about breast cancer, you can call their free Helpline on 0808 800 6000 for information and support. Or you can email one of their nurses.
Most breast changes are not breast cancer. But if you are diagnosed with breast cancer, Breast Cancer Care is here to support you through their information and services from day one and for as long as you need.
For more information, visit breastcancercare.org.uk
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