If you didn’t already know it is breast cancer awareness
month and so we thought this would be the perfect opportunity to give you some
facts about breast cancer and to also share some information on the most common
symptoms of the disease.
every year in the UK nearly 60,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer
which means that 1 in 8 women will develop it in their lifetime. In fact breast
cancer is the most common cancer for women in the UK. It may seem
obvious but being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast
cancer. Even though it is extremely rare, men can actually develop breast
cancer too and around 340 are diagnosed each year. The second biggest risk
factor for developing breast cancer is age. The older you are the more likely
you are to develop the disease. More than 80% of breast cancer cases are found
in woman over the age of 50 and most men who get breast cancer are over the age
of 60. The final biggest risk for developing breast cancer relates to family
history. Although it’s not common, around 5% of people that are diagnosed with
breast cancer have inherited a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. If you are concerned
about your family history of breast cancer then there are tests that can determine
if you have the faulty gene.
can be found at https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/about-us/media/press-pack-breast-cancer-awareness-month/facts-statistics)
symptoms & changes that could be caused by breast cancer.
- a change
in the size, shape or feel of a breast
lump or thickening in a breast or armpit
changes such as puckering, dimpling, a rash or redness of the skin
leaking from a nipple in a woman who isn't pregnant or breast feeding
in the position of a nipple
information click here.
If you are ‘wearing
it pink’ next Friday for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why don’t you go all
out and get a pink bra to match. Take a peek at our selection of gorgeous pink