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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: The Facts You Need To Know

Take a look at our latest blog for more information!

Charlotte Topping13 October 2016

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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.
Shockingly, 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. 

(Statistics can be found at https://www.breastcancercare.org.uk/about-us/media/press-pack-breast-cancer-awareness-month/facts-statistics)


breast cancer signs & symtoms

Below are symptoms & changes that could be caused by breast cancer.

 - a change in the size, shape or feel of a breast

 -a new lump or thickening in a breast or armpit

 -skin changes such as puckering, dimpling, a rash or redness of the skin

 -fluid leaking from a nipple in a woman who isn't pregnant or breast feeding

 -changes in the position of a nipple

 -pain in your breast

For more information click here

breast cancer awareness month wear it pink 

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 bras below. 
belle lingerie pink bras 

 


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