Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021, taking place in October, aims to raise awareness of the disease and encourage women to check their bodies.
Each year around 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer, with 80% of cases occurring among women aged 50 and over, according to Breast Cancer Now.
While the disease is less common among younger age groups, spotting the signs can help to boost early detection meaning treatments are more effective. As well as promoting awareness of breast cancer, the campaign also aims to raise funds to help support cancer charities and people are encouraged to get involved in various fundraising initiatives throughout the month.
Listed are some of the most common symptoms of breast cancer to look out for. If you notice any possible cancer signs, you should see your GP to get checked.