Spotting the signs of breast cancer
Cancer Carol Micklethwaite, 45, from Barnsley, was diagnosed with breast cancer in August 2012 after noticing some discharge from her nipple.
Here's what Carol had to say...
“I always knew it was important to know all the signs of breast cancer, but it was looking for a lump that always sprang to mind.
“Then after a workout in the gym one morning I noticed a tiny spot of red discharge from my nipple when changing. I had no other symptoms, but thought it was a bit unusual so at the end of the week I went to see my GP.
“It never crossed my mind it could be breast cancer, so when I was diagnosed I was totally stunned. Even when I told people, many assumed I’d found a lump.
“It’s so crucial that even if someone finds the slightest change and it just doesn’t seem right, they go and see their GP. I’m so glad that I did and was able to be treated quickly.”
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