Posted by: Tony Carson | 20 September, 2007

Women confused by breast cancer symptoms

While the earlier breast cancer is detected and treated the better the chances of survival, few women are doing as much as they should to protect themselves:

• Only 10% look for inversion of the nipple

• Only 14% look for changes in the skin on the breasts

• Only 16% check for discharge from the nipple

• Only 22% look for changes in the appearance of the nipple

• Only 23% looked for changes in the size or shape of the breast

• Just over half looked for lumps in the armpit

The BBC has the story here: Breast cancer symptoms confusion:

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