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- firstname.lastname@example.org