Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 2020

October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.  Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women, with eight losing their life every day to breast cancer.  In 2020, it is predicted that 19,998 women and 170 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

It is important to remember that most people survive breast cancer.  Breast Cancer Network Australia recommends monthly breast self-exams, reduce your risk through maintaining a healthy weight, reduce your alcohol intake and quit or reduce smoking.

Click the link for a how to guide on checking your breasts:

https://nbcf.org.au/about-breast-cancer/detection-and-awareness/how-to-check-for-breast-cancer-symptoms/

If you have noticed any, new symptoms or changes in your breasts, please see your GP.

If you would like to donate funds or volunteer your time head to – https://nbcf.org.au/donate/