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Be breast aware

  1. Know what is normal for you
  2. Know what changes to look and feel for
  3. Look and feel
  4. Report any changes to your GP without delay
  5. Attend for routine breast screening, if you are over 50

Breast awareness is about becoming familiar with your own breasts and how
they change. It is important to know how your body normally looks and feels.
Being breast aware is about knowing the usual shape and feel of your breasts and
being able to recognise any changes.


There is no such thing as a standard breast and what is normal for one woman
may not be for another. Your breasts will also look and feel different over time
depending on the time of the month and your age. If you find any changes from
what is normal for you go to your GP without delay.


You are not wasting anyone's time.


It is important to know that most changes are not cancer. But, reassurance
and advice will always help, and the sooner a possible cancer is reported, the
more simple treatment is likely to be. Changes to look for:


  • A change in size or shape
  • A lump or thickening
  • Puckering or skin dimpling
  • Nipple becoming drawn or changing direction
  • Bleeding or discharge from the nipple
  • Rash on or around the nipple
  • Sudden roughness of the skin
  • Swelling under the armpit or around the collar bone
  • Constant pain in one part of your breast or in your armpit

More information can be found on the Cancerbackup website






   

New, state of the art unit

New, state of the art unit

We are pleased to unveil information and photographs of our brand new state of the art Breast Screening Unit.

Learn more about our new unit

About breast screening

What is breast screening?Breast Screening (Mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts and is a method of finding breast cancer at a very early stage.
Learn more about screening

Where do we screen?

Where do we screen Screening takes place at a number of convenient places across Stockport and East Cheshire. Find out where we screen

Step-by-Step Guide

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Be breast aware

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