Sadly, 120 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each day.
Here at Cancer Research UK, we're constantly looking for new ways to beat breast cancer.
Today, I'm going to show you how to be "breast aware" with the help of my lovely assistant, Tommy.
When looking at your own breast, it's often helpful to stand in front of a mirror. Another good time to check is when you're in the bath or in the shower. But really, it's about whatever you find most comfortable.
Being "breast aware" is about knowing what's normal for you. All breasts are naturally slightly different in sizes, but you need to look out for any noticeable changes or anything that stands out which is being different.
For example, have the breasts changed in size or shape? Is there a rash on the skin? Or any swelling or any dimples? Does the nipple look normal? Has it changed position or is there any discharge? Thanks, Tommy. You can relax.
You also need to be aware of how your breasts feel. Is there any unusual pain or aching? Do you feel ok, Tommy? And it's also important to feel any unusual lumps or thickening of tissue. And there's no particular way to do this other than just have a really good feel. Thank you, Tommy.
Being breast aware is important for all women. Most changes are not caused by cancer, but it's a good idea to report anything unusual to your doctor.