Breast awareness videos

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. Modern treatment means that many more people are now surviving breast cancer. However, it's important for all women – and men – to be breast aware. This means knowing what is normal for you and what changes to look and feel for.

This series of short videos looks at breast awareness and breast screening and includes a range of case studies, together with expert information from a breast care nurse.

These clips can be viewed all together or you can look at the topics of most interest to you.

Your chance of developing breast cancer increases as you get older. Around 80% of breast cancers will be diagnosed in women over the age of 50.

70-year-old Jeanette has been attending screenings for 20 years. This clip looks more at what is involved with breast screening and why it's important.

When it comes to checking your breasts, you're looking for a change that is unusual.

The vast majority of people referred to a breast clinic won't have breast cancer. But it's best to be sure.

62-year-old Sushi shares her breast awareness message with the Asian community.

Getting to know your breasts while becoming breast aware makes it easier to notice changes as they happen. This clip looks at the changes to look for when examining your breasts.

Volunteers for Breast Cancer Care take the breast awareness message out into their communities, promoting breast health among groups who are least likely to be reminded to stay breast aware.

If you have any questions or concerns about breast cancer or breast health you can call our Helpline on 0808 800 6000.


Content last reviewed March 2011; next planned review 2014