1 in 6 breast cancer patients don’t actually have a lump, so it’s very important to get familiar with the twins, your titties, Phil and Grant - whatever you like to call them! We’ve put together The Tit List so you know what to check for…
A lump might not be visible to the eye, so make sure you have a good feel. Check for a lump or any swelling and don’t forget to feel around the upper chest and armpit area.
Keep an eye out for any changes to your breast. Is there a change in size or shape? Dimpling of the breast or a change in skin texture? Is there a change in colour? Any redness of inflammation? Pay close attention to your nipples too and take note of any nipple discharge, rashes, cuts or if one them becomes inverted.
If any of the mentioned symptoms appear, be sure to get checked out by a nurse or doctor and continue to check, check, check yourself at home as regularly as possible. Consider it a new step in your self-care routine.