Breast Cancer Awareness Month – October

With one in ten women diagnosed with breast cancer at some stage throughout life, here are the symptoms to look out for:

The signs to look for:

• In most women, breast cancer is first noticed as a painless lump in the breast. Other signs to look for include:

• A change in the size or shape of breast

• A change to the nipple such as ulceration, crusting, redness or inversion

• Dimpling of the skin of the breast

• A rash (like eczema) affecting the nipple

• A nipple discharge.

Pain in the breast is not usually a symptom of breast cancer. Nine out of 10 breast changes are not due to cancer, but always see your GP without delay to be sure.

All women between the ages of 50 and 64 should attend for routine BreastCheck screening.

Useful Links:

Why good nourishment and quality supplements are essential for people with cancer

Breast Cancer Care has a relevant pack available at


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