Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Whatever your age, size or shape it's important to take care of your breasts. And remember, although it's rare, men also get breast cancer so they need to be breast aware too. Just follow these 5 simple steps from the Department of Health:
1. Know what is normal for you.
2. Know what to look and feel for.
3. Look and feel.
4. Tell your GP about any changes straightaway.
5. Go for breast screening when invited.
Be Clear on Cancer
- If you notice blood in your pee, even if it's 'just the once', tell your GP straight away to get your symptoms checked out.
- If it's not serious, your mind will be put at rest. But if it is a condition such as kidney or bladder cancer, early diagnosis makes it easier to treat.
- Having symptoms doesn't mean it's cancer.
- Some symptoms may be caused by an infection or kidney or bladder stones, all of which may need treatment.
- But don't try to diagnose yourself. See your GP to find out for sure.
- Stoptober is back for a second year running and encourages people to quit smoking for 28 days during the month of October on the basis that if you can quit for 28 days you are 5 times more likely to stay quit.
- Last year 160,000 people successfully completed the Stoptober Challenge.
- It’s not too late to sign up: stopttober.smokefree.nhs.uk