Breast cancer signs and symptoms
As well as having your screening mammogram every two years, it’s important you regularly check your breasts for any changes. Find out how to check your breasts.
Looking Out for Breast Changes
As well as having your screening mammogram every two years, it’s important you regularly check your breasts for any changes.
You’ll need to ‘get to know’ the normal look and feel of your breasts, so that you can identify an unusual change. To check for changes, look at and feel your breasts regularly. Here are the signs to watch out for:
If you’re aged 50-74, you should still have your regular screening mammogram in addition to checking your breasts - even if you feel ok and don’t have any symptoms.
What if I notice a change?
If you notice any unusual breast change, you should see your doctor immediately, rather than visit BreastScreen NSW.
It’s important to get a health professional to thoroughly check any changes. They might do a physical breast examination. Or they might request diagnostic tests such as x-rays or an ultrasound of your breasts.
9 out of 10 breast changes are not due to cancer – seeing your doctor is the only way to know for sure.