Breast Cancer Awareness

This page provides information on risk and signs of developing breast cancer.

Be breast aware and pass it on!

Did you know that…

  • Breast Cancer is the most common Cancer in the UK
  • Around 55,000 people are diagnosed with Breast Cancer in the UK each year. Around 400 – 500 are men
  • The earlier any Cancer is detected the more successful treatment is

Risks to consider include:

  • Gender - being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing Breast Cancer
  • Getting older - the older the person the higher the risk. More than 80% of Breast Cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Most men who get breast Cancer are over 60
  • Significant family history - around 5% of people diagnosed with Breast Cancer have inherited a faulty gene

Potential signs of breast Cancer include:

  • A lump or thickening in the breast or armpit
  • Nipple changes – change in size, shape or position
  • Skin changes including puckering, redness, dimpling or hardening
  • Changes in the shape or size of your breast
  • Pain in your breast or armpit

Get to know what is normal for you and remember the TLC rules:

  • Touch your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual?
  • Look for changes
  • Check anything unusual with your doctor

Ensure that you..

  • Attend for Breast Screening when invited
  • Consult your Doctor without delay if you notice any change in your breasts that isn’t normal for you

For further details please contact Carolyn Kerr on 01302 734584

or E-mail- publichealthenquiries@doncaster.gov.uk

Further Info

Last updated: 19 December 2016 16:32:52