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Stay Abreast of Changes in Your Breasts


13th July 2016
It is always difficult to tell a patient they may have breast cancer. Fortunately, not every breast lump is cancer. Some lumps are part of normal breast tissue. But how can you tell?
It is so important for women to check their breasts regularly so that any changes or suspicious lumps can be investigated without delay.

It is always difficult to tell a patient they have breast cancer and it marks the start of a scary journey for every woman.
Fortunately, not every breast lump is cancer. Some lumps are part of normal breast tissue or changes that occur with fluctuations in hormones, especially around the time of menstruation. A lump may also be a cyst or a patch of calcification within the breast. But how can you tell?
It is so important for women to be aware of their breasts, to be familiar with what they look like and how they feel so that any changes can be found and investigated as early as possible. Monthly self-examination is the best way to keep abreast (pardon the pun) of your breasts. Any unusual changes or new lump should be examined by your GP as soon as possible. The following video explains self-examination technique in a little more detail. Don't be afraid to give it a go… it could save your life.

 


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