- 6 October 2013
Despite charities such as Coppa Feel and Breakthrough Breast Cancer urging women to check their breasts at least once a month, it’s easy to forget, and can be a scary thought that you’re looking for something you hope won’t be there. But a regular few minutes could save your life.
To remind you what to look for think TLC.
Touch - feel your breasts and around your armpit for any changes in texture, any lumps or thickenings of the skin. Also note any soreness or pain.
Look - Is there any change in the size or shape of your breasts? Note if one seems to have become larger or sunk lower than the other. Also check for any changes in the colour or texture of the skin and the nipple. Also look at the direction the nipple points in – has it become inverted or does it look different from the other?
Also keep an eye out for any crusting, rash or discharge from the nipples.
Check - If you’ve noticed any changes and are at all concerned, get it checked out by a professional as soon as possible.