Don't stop checking

Throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, there are constant reminders for women to check their breasts. But, as the campaign comes to an end for another year, I urge people to remember that symptoms can occur at any time.

Thursday, 3rd November 2016, 8:26 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:25 pm

A third of women aren’t checking their breasts regularly, and a fifth say it’s because they don’t know how. The good news is, there is no ‘correct’ way. It’s about making sure you look at and feel your breasts regularly in a way that’s comfortable for you.

Everyone’s breasts are different, but if anything isn’t normal for you, get it checked out with your GP. Most changes may not be cancer, but if there is a problem, reporting the symptoms early can lead to more effective treatment.

If you have any concerns at all, call Breast Cancer Care free on 0808 800 6000.

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Emma Pennery,

Clinical Directo,

Breast Cancer Care