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Check Your Boobs

What to expect from your GP

What happens if during your monthly boob check, you notice something that isn’t quite normal for you? Well the most important thing is that you go and get it off your chest and visit your doctor.

Is it your first time visiting your doctor about a change in your boobs? We can guarantee they have seen it all before and there are lots of reasons why changes may occur in your boobs (many of them are perfectly natural) so there is no need to worry. Remember, nobody knows you body better than you do so be confident and book an appointment as soon as you notice something unusual for you.

To help put your mind at ease, here’s what you can expect when you visit your doctor. For more detail, watch this video:

If your doctor decides they would like a breast specialist to see you too, then you may be referred on an urgent or non-urgent referral. Dr Nadine Signh explains what may happen at your appointment:

There is a genetic link with breast cancer and if you are concerned about this then make sure you discuss this with your doctor. They can offer you some advice on options available to you from genetic testing to more frequent check ups. However, if you are found to carry one of these genes it doesn’t automatically mean that you will get breast cancer, only that your risk slightly increases.

It’s important to check your boobs regularly, for the full lowdown on what to look and feel for, click here.