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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2022

October is the month when many cancers charities come together to highlight to the public, that not just women but men need to check their chests.

Not just in October, but throughout the year we need to talk about the causes of breast cancer and how we can act to prevent it.

Making lifestyle changes can help reduce the risk of getting breast cancer. Improving and increasing your physical activity you do, can significantly reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK every year, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes (source: Breast Cancer Care)

Knowing what your breasts look and feel like and checking them regularly can help you detect when something is wrong.

The first symptom of breast cancer noticed is usually a bump or an area of thickened tissue.

If you notice any of the following, you should see your GP:

  • A lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast.

  • A change in the size or shape of one or both breasts.

  • Discharge from a nipple.

  • A lump or swelling in either of your armpits.

  • Dimpling on the skin of your breasts.

  • A rash on or around your nipple.

  • A change in the appearance of your nipple.

  • Pain in either of your breasts or armpits that is not related to your period.

We are very lucky to have very supportive charities right here in the United Kingdom, so if you require any advice, assistance or to just remind yourself of what you need to do check your chest - Get in touch with them.

0808 800 6000 (Medical Advice & Support)

Breast Cancer UK - Macmillan Cancer Support - Cancer Research UK - NHS England - Women: Men:

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