What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Symptoms of breast cancer can include:
a lump in the breast
a change in the size or shape of the breast
dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue
a nipple that’s turned in (inverted)
a rash (like eczema) on the nipple
discharge from the nipple
swelling or a lump in the armpit.
If you have any of these symptoms, get them checked by your GP.
Most breast lumps are benign (not cancerous). They’re usually fluid-filled lumps (cysts) or fibroadenomas, which are made up of fibrous and glandular tissue. Benign breast lumps are easy to treat.
If you notice a lump or any unusual changes in your breasts, see your GP. Although most breast lumps are benign, they still need to be checked. If a lump does turn out to be cancer, the earlier it’s treated the more successful treatment is likely to be.