Breast Cancer Awareness

by | 12 October 2021 | Health, Local Charity, Rotherham

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Be Cancer SAFE, part of the Health Engagement Project commissioned by the Rotherham Clinical Commissioning Group and based at Voluntary Action Rotherham, is helping to share important messages.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, but there is a good chance of recovery if it is detected early. It is important to know what is normal for you and you should check your breasts regularly and see your GP if you notice a change:
• A new lump or area of thickened tissue in either breast
• A change in shape or size of one or both breasts
• Dimpling on the skin of your breasts
• A rash on or around the nipple or a discharge of fluid from either nipple
• A lump or swelling in the armpits
• A change of appearance of the nipple, such as sinking into the breast Checking your breasts only takes a few minutes. Check the whole breast area, including your upper chest and armpits. Do this regularly to check for changes.
It’s as simple as TLC: Touch Look Check
• Touch your breasts: can you feel anything unusual?
• Look for changes: does anything look different?
• Check any changes with your GP
It is rare, but men can also be affected by Breast Cancer and should be aware of any changes to their chest area.
For further information and support see:
www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer/
www.breastcancernow.org/information-support
www.coppafeel.org/
www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-in-men/
You can follow Be Cancer SAFE’s social media accounts – Facebook, @BeCancerSafeRB, and Twitter, @BeCancerSafe_RB.