Checking your breasts may feel unnecessary, but 1 in 7 women, or people assigned female at birth, will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.
The fact is: Early diagnosis saves lives and makes treatment much more simple.
Here's a simple guide, keep this up every month and you will automatically know what to do in the future. It also helps you recognise change more effectively.
What to feel for;
Lumps or thickness in the breast, armpit or collarbone that is different from the other side.
A constant unusual pain in your breast or armpit area
A change in the size and/or shape of the breast
Not being able to tweak the nipple like normal, them not extending fully or being inverted
A rash or crusting of the nipple or surrounding area
Dimpling or puckering around the breast, like orange peel
Unusual discharge or bleeding from the nipple