The Department of Health's policy on breast awareness encourages women to check their breasts for what is normal for them and to recognise what is normal for them and to recognise any irregular changes.
Being breast aware
You can become more aware of your breast tissue by looking and feeling in any way that is best for you. By learning how your breasts feel at different times, you will get to know what is normal for you and be able to notice possible changes to your breasts.
There can be many reasons for changes in the breast, but if you become aware of any changes, from what is normal to you, you should arrange to see your GP straight away, even if you have had a normal mammography result.