If every woman regularly checked her breasts we could save 1,500 lives a year, but at the moment, less than half of all women in the UK check regularly. That's why we want you to be breast aware and use the app to get checking.

Being breast aware simply means knowing how your breasts look and feel normally, being on the lookout for any unusual changes and getting them checked out by your doctor. There’s no special technique to checking your breasts and you don’t need any training. It’s just about getting to know how yours look and feel by checking regularly. After all, nobody knows your body like you do.

How often should I check my breasts?

It’s really up to you. We think checking your breasts should be something that’s simple, easy and fits with your life, so you decide how often feels right and use the app to set reminders that work with your life. The main thing is that you keep checking regularly. The Breast Check Now app also lets you keep a record of your checks if you want so you can refer back to them and see if anything’s changed.

What should I do if I find something?

Try not to worry. Most changes turn out not to be breast cancer, but it’s still a good idea to get anything the feels unusual for you checked out with your doctor as soon as possible. You can take the app along with you to show your doctor your checking records. This can help you both understand what’s changed and when.