Breast Cancer

Lumps aren't the only sign of breast cancer

The earlier breast cancer's found the easier it is to treat.

Most women know that if you get a lump in your breast, you need to get it checked out. But lumps aren't the only early sign of breast cancer.

This section shows you some of the other signs you need to look out for. Things like dimples, crusting around the nipple and skin that looks like orange peel.

Of course, our breasts look and feel different at different times in our lives. But if you're worried about something, the best way to put your mind at rest is to see your doctor.

Breast cancer is much more treatable these days. And the earlier it's found, the easier it is to treat.

One in nine women in Scotland will develop breast cancer

Breast cancer touches many lives. Many of us have a friend or family member who's been diagnosed with it. And we know that can be scary for a lot of women.

But breast cancer is treatable, if it's found early enough. And lots of women do survive it. In fact, you're five times more likely to survive breast cancer if it's caught in its earliest stage.

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Last updated: 06 November 2013


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