Breast health


If you are familiar with the way your breasts look and feel it will make it easier to notice if any changes occur.

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes

If you are familiar with the way your breasts look and feel it will make it easier to notice if any changes occur. Find out more →

Each breast is made up of 15-20 lobes. These contain the milk producing glands and ducts along which the milk travels to the nipple.

About your breasts

Each breast is made up of 15-20 lobes. These contain the milk producing glands and ducts along which the milk travels to the nipple. Find out more →

If you are familiar with the way your breasts look and feel it will make it easier to notice if any changes occur.

Breast checks

If you are familiar with the way your breasts look and feel it will make it easier to notice if any changes occur. Find out more →

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis and painful breasts can occur in many women. Knowing what is normal, how to conduct a breast check and when to see your doctor if you are worried about changes to your breasts is important. Many organisations have information on breast cancer but in these pages you will also find information on breast cancer and menopause, as well as breast cancer and osteoporosis.


About your breasts

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes and will change from adolescence to menopause. Knowing what is normal and when to see your doctor if you are worried about changes to your breasts is discussed.

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Common breast conditions

Breast lumps, cysts, mastitis, painful breasts can occur in many women. It is helpful to know what causes these changes, when they occur and what treatments are available, particularly how to relieve breast pain.

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Breast checks

Being familiar with the look and feel of your breasts makes it easier to notice when any changes occur. What to do, what to look for when you conduct a breast check and when to have a mammogram is important for every woman to know.

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Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding is one of the main functions of women’s breasts. Sometimes things can go wrong when you are breastfeeding like mastitis, changes to your libido and emotions. Helpful information is provided on what to do when you experience difficulties associated with breastfeeding.

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Breast cancer

A great deal of information exists about breast cancer. Breast cancer and menopause, breast cancer and osteoporosis, as well as breast cancer, depression and anxiety are discussed.

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