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A rash in this area could just be triggered by new washing powder, or a lacy bra irritating the skin.
"But, if it's an ongoing issue, it could be a sign of something more serious," Carolyn warned.
A dull ache that won't go away in the breast or armpit, is a warning sign for breast cancer. "Having pain in the breast area is really common," said Carolyn.
"It could be caused by a number of things, for example changing hormone levels before your period or even a badly fitting bra." But, if the pain doesn't disappear after a reasonable amount of time, it is worth telling your doctor, she said.
"But, if it's not normal for you, then mention it to your GP." Lumps are the most common sign of breast cancer. "Breast tissue can be found under the armpits and up to the collarbone, so you may notice an unusual swelling in these areas," explained Carolyn.
As a result, when checking your boobs each month it is important to be thorough and check all around the breast and surrounding area.
"About once a month especially a few days after periods are over, when the breasts are less lumpy and, or tender is the best time to check. It enables women to pick up changes in their breasts early and seek specialist advice if needed.” As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the leading charity Breast Cancer Care has reinforced the message - be aware of changes to your breasts.
Breasts come in all shapes and sizes - and can look and feel different throughout a woman's life.Around 20 per cent of cases occur in those women under the age of 50 - and it is never too young to learn more about what to look out for.Mr Thakur said: "Women should start becoming breast aware from the age of around 25.From puckering to the slightest hint of a dimple - changes in the skin's appearance on your breasts can be a sign of cancer.For example, if it looks and feels like the peel of an orange, go and check it out with your GP.