We might be over halfway through it, but October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK (over 48,000 women are diagnosed each year) but more women than ever in the UK are surviving breast cancer thanks to better awareness, better screening and better treatments.
All sorts of retailers have joined forces with Breakthrough Breast Cancer and are making a donation from special Breast Cancer Awareness Month products. There’s all sorts of things on the shelves, but on the sporty front M&S and Adidas have some lovely stuff with 10% going to Breakthrough Breast Cancer.
For those of you with more of a sense of rhythm than me (i.e. everyone) there’s even a Zumba range, but I suspect that I won’t be needing that anytime soon (although 30% of the purchase price does go to charity).
Even if the shopping isn’t your cup of tea, it’s also a reminder that you should check your breasts regularly and give them a little TLC (there’s even an app to help you).
TOUCH your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual?
LOOK for changes. Is there any change in shape or texture?
CHECK anything unusual with your doctor.