Breast Cancer Awareness ๐Ÿ’—

Breast Cancer Awareness ๐Ÿ’—

Breast Cancer Awareness ๐Ÿ’—

Many of you will be aware that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month ๐Ÿ’ž

Although Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, a lot of us donโ€™t really know much about it or how to look out for it ourselves.

What is breast cancer?

Breast Cancer occurs when cells in your breast grow in an uncontrollable way โ€“ causing a tumour to form.

Who can get breast cancer?

Both females and males can get it, although it is much more common for females ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿฝโ€๐Ÿ’ผ

What causes breast cancer?

Unfortunately, we donโ€™t know. However, researched has found that it is influenced by age, lifestyle and family history ๐Ÿ•ฐ

What signs and symptoms to look for:
- A change in size or shape
- Redness or rash on the skin and/or around the nippleย 
- Discharge (liquid) that comes from the nipple, without squeezing
- A swelling in your armpit or around your collar bone
- A lump or thickening that feels different from the rest of the breast tissue
- A change in skin texture such e.g. dimpling
- A nipple that has become inverted
- Constant pain in your armpit or breast

When to see my doctor? ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€โš•๏ธ

If you notice any changes at all make an appointment to see your doctor immediately. Most breast lumps arenโ€™t cancer but they should always be checked!๐Ÿ’•