As it is breast cancer awareness month, we at Glorylox will be bringing you information about breast cancer as well as personal stories. This blogpost will bring you information on how to detect breast cancer.
According to Breast Cancer Care (BCC) they state that there is many different ways you can spot the signs and symptoms of having breast cancer.
Here is a list that BCC have put together of things you can look out for:
- A change in the size or shape of your breast
- A lump or area that feels thicker than the rest of your breast, also if you notice a change in the skin texture. For example if there is any puckering or dimpling and your skin resembles the skin of an orange.
- There is redness or a rash on the skin or around the/on the nipple.
- If your nipple has changed in looks and has become pulled in. An example of this if it’s changed position or shape.
- Liquid is leaking from the nipple without any kind of squeezing.
- Any swelling in your armpit or around your collarbone.
BCC, states that many symptoms listed above, of breast cancer, especially breast pain or a lump may be because of normal breast changes. However, it is so important to get checked out by your GP if you notice any changes at all.
If you are worried about yourself, or someone you know’s breast health or breast cancer BCC has a free number which you can call on 0808 800 6000.
Information provided above taken from: https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer
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