October marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month a worldwide campaign to increase awareness and in turn, early diagnosis. An early diagnosis can significantly increase your chances of surviving should you be diagnosed.
Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers, although there are still people who may be unsure on how to check their own breasts or what they are actually looking for. This is what Breast Cancer Awareness Month is all about.
BreastCancer.org has a handy step by step guide on how to check your breasts yourself at home. You can view this here.
It’s not just women that should be checking their breasts either, around 350 men diagnosed with breast cancer each year. These men are usually over the age of 50 so checks as regular as women are not required.
Awareness really is power when it comes to Breast Cancer, knowing how to check yourself or remind others could be the difference between catching it early enough to survive.
If you would like to donate towards Breast Cancer Awareness month you can take part in Wear it Pink day on the 23rd of October.
You can find more information here.