What’s Normal for You?
Become familiar with your breasts and surrounding tissue to know your personal normal—the look, feel, texture, etc.—so that you’ll be able to identify if anything feels unusual. Be sure to keep in mind that breasts may feel different for different women, and at different stages of life. Changes are inevitable. Comparing yourself to other women won’t always be a dependable measure for understanding your own body and breasts. While you are your own best breast health advocate, you are your own best benchmark as well.
What you need to know:
- Know your normal: what looks and feels right for you
- Talk to your doctor about any changes
- Don’t panic! Changes to your breasts do not necessarily equate to breast cancer – but have your doctor check the situation out so that you can know for sure.