Breast Cancer Prevention - Be Breast Aware
Spotting cancer early offers the best chance of treating the disease, but not all cancers have tell tale signs that are easy to find.
If you notice:
a lump in the breast or under the arm
changes in the shape or size of your breasts
discharge of any kind, any pain, or other signs that cause you concern
Please visit your GP/Doctor, whatever the symptom, your doctor can check out what might be wrong, organise tests, and talk about any concerns you might have. If you don’t want to go alone confide in a family member or friend and ask them to go with you.
Please remember that it is rare to get cancer under 40 but it is increasing and also that 9 out of 10 lumps are benign.
Noleen says "It is important for me to point out that if I went to the doctor’s immediately after I found my lump - then I may have avoided radical treatment and also my cancer may never have returned. It is so crucial that any form of cancer is found SOONER rather than LATER because in a case of hereditary cancer your children might be affected or if you haven’t got any children then your ability to have children can be effected by the treatment."
EARLY DETECTION CAN SAVE YOUR LIFE
There are several simple steps to follow to help prevent this disease:
Aim to eat your five fruit and vegetable portions per day
Increase the amount of fibre in your diet
Stop drinking fizzy juice and drink water, at least 2 litres a day is recommended
Do not use salt in your food
Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
Get more involved in physical activities