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Breast health

Breasts come in all shapes and sizes, and they usually change over time. Breasts can be functional (for breastfeeding babies) and sexual (for pleasure).

It’s important to be familiar with how your breasts look and feel so you can notice any unusual changes.

Learn more about breasts, common breast conditions and important health checks.

Breasts are part of female and male bodies. But there’s quite a difference in size, shape and function of breasts between the sexes. Learn more about breasts, normal changes in your breasts, breast density and why breast checks are important. Read more
Many conditions can affect your breasts. Learn more about the conditions, causes, treatments, and when to see your doctor. Read more
Breast cancer is cancer that forms in the cells of the breasts. Symptoms may include a lump in the breast, discharge from the nipple or changes in the appearance of the breast or nipple. Learn more about breast cancer, including the risk factors, breast self-checks and cancer screening. Read more

This con­tent has been reviewed by a group of med­ical sub­ject mat­ter experts, in accor­dance with Jean Hailes pol­i­cy.