Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

pink ribbonOctober is national breast cancer awareness month

The Facts

Around 55, 000 new cases of breast cancer are diagnosed each year, but survival rates are improving, probably due to more targeted treatments, earlier detection and better breast awareness. This figure is equivalent to one new diagnosis every 10 minutes.

Early detection and treatment improves the chances of a successful outcome. It is vitally important to check your breasts regularly and to know what is normal for you, allowing any changes to be detected. Not all breast cancers show as a lump and not all lumps are cancerous, which is why it’s important to look for the changes on the information sheet below.

Do you know how to check your breasts?

Download below an illustrated information sheet which shows what to keep an eye out for in terms of changes to the breast.

Breast Cancer Awareness breast check

What to do next

If you notice a change, please request to see your GP straight away. Don’t worry about making a fuss, and do remember that most breast changes will not be cancer, but it is always best to seek the advice of a medical professional.

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