We want to help make this daunting subject more digestible by encouraging you to frequently and consistently feel your breasts for any abnormalities. It’s so important to know your body because everyone’s normal is different. Breasts come in all shapes, sizes, and shades, so when we talk about abnormalities, we’re referring to anything that isn’t YOUR normal.
In addition to raising much-needed donations for our chosen charities, the Lounge Feel Your Breast Campaign is all about educating you on the importance of checking your boobs more regularly!
When it comes to the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, one of the most common questions many of us ask is around lumps and how to feel for them. What does a breast cancer lump actually feel like, and how are we supposed to know what to feel for?!
BREAST CANCER LUMPS AND WHAT THEY FEEL LIKE
First off, it’s worth mentioning that most lumps do not turn out to be cancerous, and for the most part there is often nothing to worry about! You’ve got this.
Here’s what to look out for when feeling for anything that may not be normal for you. Lumps that could be cancerous are usually hard, painless and don’t really move when pushed. Breast cancer lumps can appear anywhere there is breast tissue, which is why you should regularly check your boobs, collarbone and armpits.
Remember, not all cancerous lumps feel the same, but it’s important to have any breast lump examined by a doctor. Even if it doesn’t meet any of the common characteristics.
BREAST HEALTH AND OTHER THINGS TO LOOK OUT FOR
A lump is one of many signs of breast cancer in women, some other signs (in the breast, collarbones and armpit area) include:
- Other unusual changes in texture
- Nipple discharge
- Nipple Inversion
- Nipple Crusting
- Changes in shape and size of breasts
- Redness / Rash
In most cases, there is nothing to worry about, but it’s always better to be safe and get your doctor to make sure everything is okay. Ladies, you’re not alone, we’re all in this together!