These changes may not be breast cancer but it is important that a doctor checks any of these straight away.
- A breast lump.
- A skin rash or itching.
- Changes in the colour of the skin.
- Puckering, roughness or a dimpling of the skin.
- Retraction or pulling in of the nipple.
- Discharge or leaking from the nipple.
- Pain anywhere in the breast.
- Any change from the usual look of either breast.
- Swelling or discomfort in the armpit.
Early detection of breast cancer is the key to successful treatment and survival. Screening is the examination of healthy people to uncover early disease before there are any symptoms. Breast screening can detect changes in the breast; these changes may be the first sign of breast cancer in the early stage of its development.