Finding breast cancer early | Cancer Research UK - look breast


Check your breasts • Breast Cancer Foundation NZ look breast

On its own, pain in your breasts is not usually a sign of breast cancer. But look out for pain that's there all or most of the time. Noticing an unusual change doesn't.

Breast size and shape are determined by the genes inherited from our parents. point up or down; be dark or pale; be big or small; look different on each breast.

But there are countless variations in breast shape, areola size, and nipple color No two people have breasts that look exactly the same.

Breast self-exam, or regularly examining your breasts on your own, can be an Step 2: Now, raise your arms and look for the same changes.

Look at your breasts and feel each breast and armpit, and up to your collarbone. You may find it easiest to do this in the shower or bath, by running a soapy hand​.