Even if you have two-yearly breast screens, it is still important to be breast aware because breast cancer can develop at any time. This includes the time in-between screening appointments.
You don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique for breast awareness; simply take the time to get to know the normal look and feel of your breasts as part of everyday activities like showering, dressing, putting on body lotion or simply looking in the mirror.
Knowing what is normal for you will help you to detect any new breast changes.
A breast screen is not an appropriate test for symptomatic women as more detailed tests are needed. Do not make an appointment for a breast screen as we won’t be able to screen you.