Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in Women and October aims to increase attention and support for the awareness, early detection and treatment of this disease.
To show our support, we will be donating £1 for every mastectomy bra sold on oncovia.com/en/ during the month of October.
There are over 55 000 new cases of Breast Cancer in the UK every year, with at least 27% of cases linked to lifestyle factors*.
Screening is the most efficient way of diagnosing cancer at an early stage and increasing the risk of survival. Therefore, it is important to get regular check-ups and to touch yourself at least once a month.
What changes are you looking for exactly?
How to correctly check your breasts:
1. Lie on your back and put one arm behind your head. With the other hand, examine your opposite breast (for example, left hand behind head, use right hand to examine left breast). Check for any lumps or changes with your 3 middle fingers in small, circular movements, using different pressure levels each time. Check your whole breast area, working down from your collar bone to the ribs just below your breast. Repeat on the other side.
2. Put your hands on your hips and stand in front of the mirror. Look for any visible lumps, changes in size and shape, swelling, dimples in the skin, etc. Raise each arm and check for any lumps or changes under your arm.
3. Gently squeeze your nipples, between your thumb and index finger. If you experience any discharge, lumps or changes then contact your Doctor straightaway.
It only takes 5 minutes to check yourself! Spread the word and do your part to raise awareness around the importance of early screening for Breast Cancer.
* Cancer Research UK statistics