Breast changes in older women
As you get older, it’s natural for your breasts to lose their firmness, change shape, shrink in size and become more prone to certain abnormal lumps.
In most cases, breast lumps are harmless but, whatever your age, it’s important that you report any new lumps to your doctor.
From around the age of 40, you can expect your breasts to change in size and shape. It’s normal for breast tissue to become less glandular and more fatty as you get older, which makes them feel less firm and full.