Thanks for posting.
we understand that you spoke to one of our nurses yesterday and as discussed, we are sending a written response as well.
It’s understandable to worry when you notice new changes in your breast.
Breast changes can happen for many reasons. They may be due to hormonal changes as part of your monthly cycle (period) or due to benign conditions (not cancer).
Breast pain is very common in women of all ages. There are different types of breast pain, and these are explained in our information.
Breast pain can be treated; however, it is important to find out what the cause is. It can be useful to keep a pain chart to see if there is any pattern to your pain. You will find a pain chart in our breast pain booklet.
Having painful, sore or tender breasts can cause a lot of anxiety. But on its own, pain in the breasts isn't usually a sign of breast cancer.
You may be reassured to hear that breast cancer is uncommon in women in their 30s so the changes you have noticed are more likely to be because of one of the reasons mentioned above rather than cancer. However, it’s still important to see your GP to get fully assessed.
If you are concerned about waiting for a week to be seen, you could contact your GP and let them know you have noticed a new lump in your breast. They will let you know if they need to see you sooner.
For more details see our booklet Know your breasts: a guide to breast awareness and screening.
Do call our Helpline again if you would like to talk this through or have any further questions. Your call will be confidential, and the number is free from UK landlines and all mobile networks.
The number is 0808 800 6000 (Text relay prefix 18001).
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.
Breast Cancer Now Nurse
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