Common breast cancer signs and symptoms include:
• A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit. You might feel the lump, but not see it.
• Changes in the size or shape of the breast
• A change in skin texture i.e. puckering or dimpling of the skin
• A change in the colour of the breast - the breast may look red or inflamed
• Rash, crusting or changes to the nipple
• Any unusual discharge from either nipple

Pain in your breasts is not normally a sign of breast cancer, but it can be if it is associated with other symptoms. While most pain is not a symptom, it’s important to look out for any pain that is unusual and persists over a period of time.

Noticing an unusual change like these doesn’t necessarily mean you will get breast cancer, but it’s important to get checked out if you are worried.

You should see your doctor if you have:
• a change in the size, shape or feel of a breast
• a new lump or thickening in a breast or armpit
• skin changes such as puckering, dimpling, a rash or redness of the skin
• fluid leaking from a nipple and you aren't pregnant or breastfeeding
• changes in the position of a nipple
• breast pain

While your symptoms may not be cancer, it is important to get them checked by a doctor.

For more information on breast cancer signs and symptoms please visit the NHS website