Be breast aware

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer amongst women in the UK. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the more likelihood a woman will survive.

We believe that if we all act now, by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. But to make it happen, we need your help. Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point. More women are surviving. But more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease.

Breast Cancer Now are running the Health Communities Project in Sheffield which has been funded by The People’s Postcode Lottery, to increase awareness amongst communities, encourage women to be breast aware and increase confidence to report to a GP of any unusual changes, ultimately to help improve early detection rates of breast cancer and to potentially save lives.

Our trained volunteers deliver FREE activities in their local communities to achieve this via:

  • Tailored breast awareness talks
  • Information stands at local community events
  • Speaking to women on a one-to-one basis
  • Speaking at events.

If you would like an activity to be delivered, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our Senior Public Health Officer at Breast Cancer Now: 020 7025 2496 or email: phvolunteer@breastcancernow.org

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