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Breast Cancer Awareness month

Karen talks about her experience of living with breast cancer and how it affected her finances.

Signs and symptoms of breast cancer

  • a lump in the breast

  • a change in the size or shape of the breast

  • dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue

  • a nipple that’s turned in (inverted)

  • a rash (like eczema) on the nipple

  • discharge from the nipple

  • swelling or a lump in the armpit

  • pain or discomfort in the breast that doesn’t go away.

A lump in the breast is the most common symptom of breast cancer.

Most breast lumps are not cancer. They are usually fluid-filled lumps (cysts) or a fibroadenoma, made up of fibrous and glandular tissue.

But it is important to get anything that is unusual for you checked by your GP. The earlier breast cancer is treated, the more successful treatment is likely to be.

Local Support groups

Macmillan Drop in the first and third Tuesday of every month 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Call Sue or Lindsey 0161 922 6685 for more information.

Breast Cancer Support Group, The coffee Shop, Wimberry hill Garden Centre, Glossop SK13 7QE 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of the month between 7pm & 9PM. Please call Tracey on 07920 803 778 or email

Northwest breast cancer telephone buddies call 07934 768 331 for more information

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