Felt or seen anything new or unusual? If so, contact your GP and get it checked out.
There are many reasons why we may not check our breasts
Checking your breasts only takes a few minutes and everyone will have their own way of touching and looking for changes. Whether it's in the bath, shower or before going to bed, checking for signs and symptoms is as easy as TLC.
Building new habits can take time. Checking as part of your self care routine, setting a reminder on your phone or making a note on your calendar can help.
You might feel scared to check, but remember: the sooner breast cancer is found, the more successful treatment is likely to be. Find out about what to look and feel for.
There is stigma, too, because we are talking about breasts. In some communities, you don’t speak about these things. You don’t speak about cancer. But not talking about it doesn’t stop people from getting it.
It’s only since transitioning that I’ve really paid much attention to the importance of checking my breasts. It’s not really something that gets talked about much in the trans community, but it really should be.
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