Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It is a very important cause to help raise awareness for,
 as well as help raise funds for lifesaving treatments. 

With more than 55,000 breast cancer diagnoses every year, it is very important to ensure as many people as possible, both men and women hear the breast awareness message.

It's also very important for both men and women to know how to check their breasts, on a regular basis.
Being breast aware simple means getting to know how your breasts normally look and feel. If you notice a change that isn't normal, talk it over with your GP or ask for a referral to the breast clinic.

In the UK every woman aged 50-70 is invited for a regular mammogram every 3 years, as part of the NHS. Even with the breast screening programme, many lumps in the breast are often first spotted by the patient. This could be because the woman may be too young to have a mammogram, or possibly because she is older than 70. 

The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the easier it is likely to be treated, 
and the better chance of a cure.

The NHS breast screening programme has a Be Breast Aware leaflet, which you can download from their website. The leaflet is available in many different languages.

You can help fundraise for Breast Cancer Awareness here

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