Above & Beyond
The most common cancer in women is Breast Cancer. 1 in 7 women will develop Breast Cancer in their lifetime. Their risk increases with age, rising steadily from the menopause. Breast Awareness is a valuable and important part of Breast Screening.
Breast Screening is the detection of Breast Cancer at an early stage. The NHS Breast Screening 5 Point Plan for being breast aware is:
- know what’s normal for you
- look at your breasts and feel them
- know what changes to look for
- report any changes without delay
- attend routine screening if you’re 50 or over (or 40 via Lady McAdden)
Almost half of newly diagnosed Breast Cancers are detected by the lady herself. Mammograms are important as they can indicate cancers that are too small to be felt by the woman herself or a doctor. This is why being Breast Aware is so important.
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