Come on everyone get those puppies checked!
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. This month nearly 5,000 people will be diagnosed having breast cancer and it is important to know your risk, check your symptoms and be informed about breast cancer.
Early detection can significantly improve breast cancer survival. So if you haven’t already this month, please get those puppies checked!
And while you’re at it, check your pets for lumps and bumps too!
Together we can raise awareness and work towards a world free of breast cancer!
Common signs are:
- Any unusual change in the shape or size of one of your breasts
- If one breast has changed and become lower than the other.
- Changes in skin colour or a rash around the nipple.
- A nipple that has become pulled in or changed its position or shape (retraction of the nipples is normal in some women).
- Puckering or dimpling of the skin.
- A lump or thickening within the breast or armpit.
- Discharge from one nipple or both.
- Constant pain in one part of the breast.
Remember 9 out of 10 breast lumps are not cancerous and it can effect men as well as women!