Sometimes when people find out they have breast cancer, they never knew they had a problem until they were diagnosed.
There are a number of symptoms or changes you should look out for, including:
- a new lump or lumpiness in the breast or armpit
- a change in the size or shape of your breast
- a change in the nipple
- discharge from the nipples
- any unusual pain
- a change in the skin of your breast.
Having these symptoms may not mean you have cancer, but it is important to check.
If you find a change in your breast that is new or usual for you, yarn with your doctor, nurse or Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander health worker.