Thanks for posting. It does sound as if these breast changes are causing you lots of worry.
At Breast Cancer Care, we encourage everyone to be breast aware. Being breast aware means getting to know what your breasts look and feel like normally (for you). This will then give you the confidence to notice and report any changes to your GP. It’s good to see you have seen you GP already.
Some women have naturally lumpy breasts and the oral contraceptive pill can cause different breast symptoms. Many women worry that a symptom they have in their breast is due to breast cancer. Most changes are normal, hormonal or because of a benign (not cancer) condition but it’s important to be sure.
It might help to know that most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over the age of 50. Also inflammatory breast cancer is a rare type.
I understand you are going to try and get a follow up appointment with your GP tomorrow. Do let your GP know all your concerns. Also we know that googling symptoms often causes anxiety so do try and avoid this while you wait be seen.
You may be interested in our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening.
Often talking worries through can help so do feel free to call our free, confidential Helpline. The number is 0808 800 6000.
Our opening hours are Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm and 9am -1pm on Saturday. Out of hours you can leave a message and we will call you back when we next open.
Please be aware that we will be closed on Monday 26 August due to the bank holiday.
Breast Cancer Care Nurse
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