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Breast symptoms to look out for

Breast symptoms to look out for

Your GP wants to know. Chances are, it’s nothing serious, but if it’s breast cancer, the time to know is now.  

Why?  9 out of 10 women survive early stage breast cancer, but sadly only 1 out of 10 women survives late stage breast cancer.  Seeing your GP promptly could save your life.    

And remember, you can choose to see a male or female GP.  

Breast Cancer Symptoms Checker

It’s normal to see your GP about any one of the unexplained symptoms below.  If any one of them applies to you, see your doctor as soon as possible.  If you have a symptom, you might find it helpful to print out our breast symptoms checker; tick any box that applies to you, and show it to your GP.  

You’re not wasting anyone’s time by getting it checked out.  Don’t wait for the symptom to get worse before you see your doctor.  And remember, you can ask for a female doctor, and bring along a friend or relative when you see the GP.

The risk of breast cancer, like most other cancers, increases with age.  Around 8 in 10 breast cancers are diagnosed in women aged 50 and over.