Breast cancer signs and symptoms
Breast cancer can have several symptoms. The first noticeable symptom is usually a lump or area of thickened breast tissue.
Most breast lumps are not cancerous, but it's always best to have them checked by a doctor.
If you notice any of the following symptoms, make an appointment with your GP as soon as possible:
- a new lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast that was not there before,
- a change in the size or shape of one or both breasts,
- a discharge of fluid from either of your nipples,
- a lump or swelling in either of your armpits,
- a change in the look or feel of your skin, such as puckering or dimpling, a rash or redness,
- a rash (like eczema), crusting, scaly or itchy skin or redness on or around your nipple,
- a change in the appearance of your nipple, such as becoming sunken into your breast.
No time for cancer, make time to get checked.
For more information on breast cancer, visit: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/
Other useful resources
You can find out more about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer on Breast Cancer Now's web pages.