Check your breasts now. Yep, right now.
With 2020 leaving everyone confused and concerned, it’s important you all know that your GP still wants to hear from you if you are worried about your breasts. With there being fewer physical appointments available at the moment, you may be asked to participate in a virtual consultation first.
CoppaFeel – a wonderful charity who strive to give everyone the best chance of beating breast cancer – have provided some helpful tips on how to make your virtual consultation is easy as possible:
> If you would rather a male/female GP, you can always request that when you book.
> Ask a family member/friend to be with you for support.
> Write down any questions beforehand.
> Jot down when you first spotted the symptom(s), to tell the doctor.
> If you have periods, make a note of when your last one was, as the GP might ask.
> Recall any family history of breast cancer, as the GP might ask you about that too.
After examining your breasts, your GP may:
> feel that there’s no need for further investigation
> ask to see you for a physical examination
> refer you to a breast clinic
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