Health Desk: 07 January 2018: A new study examined 384 British women suggests women unhappy with their breast size are less likely to carry out regular self-examinations though it’s important to prevent or cure breast cancer at early stage.
The research found these women were also less confident about their ability to detect a change in their breasts and slower to see a doctor if they did detect a change.
Inspecting their breasts "may trigger negative emotions, such as shame and embarrassment", the researchers said.
Among the women, a third admitted they rarely or never engaged in breast self-examination.
However, the NHS advises women to make sure they know how their breasts usually look and feel at different times of the month, so they are aware of any changes.
Mentionable, breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with more than 55,000 women diagnosed every year.