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45% 'don't often check breasts'

Almost half of women do not regularly check their breasts for possible cancerous tumours, a poll by charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer suggests.

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'Under a third' of mums talk about breast cancer

Just under a third of mothers have not spoken to their daughters about breast cancer or explained how to spot the symptoms, data has shown.

Beauty company Avon found almost 31% have never spoken with their daughters about breast cancer.

The five most common signs of breast cancer are:

  • A lump
  • A change to skin texture
  • A rash or crusting
  • A change in appearance of the nipple
  • Nipple discharge

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