Taking care of your breasts

Breast awareness

Taking care of your breasts

Monitoring yourself for abnormal breast changes and having regular mammograms once you’re eligible means that, if you do get breast cancer, you’re more likely to detect it early.

The actions you should be taking vary depending on your age, so take a look the guidelines below for your age group.

Checked your breasts lately?

We'll show you how. Checking your breasts is easy as TLC. 'Know your normal', so you can find any changes in your breasts as soon as they appear.

  1. Touch
    Touch both breasts. You’re feeling for any lumps or thickening of the tissue, even up into the armpits.
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    Look in front of a mirror. Can you see any physical changes to the breast shape, skin or nipples?
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    Check any breast changes with your doctor. Even if you’ve had a mammogram recently.