How well do you know your breasts? Familiar enough to notice a change in size, shape, colour or texture? In Australia, 48 women on average are diagnosed with breast cancer every day. And while we may have one of the highest survival rates in the world, early detection is key.
Being ‘breast aware’
It’s important you are familiar with the way your breasts look and feel normally, so you can detect any new or unusual changes. Additionally, as 78% of breast cancer diagnoses occur in women over 50, it’s recommended those aged 50-74 have a mammogram (breast x-ray) every two years.
Getting to know your breasts is important as it will help you to recognise the following symptoms or changes often associated with breast cancer.