Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October raises awareness about breast cancer, promote early detection, support those affected by the disease, and raise funds for research, prevention, and treatment
Breast Cancer in Men
Men are diagnosed with breast cancer on average each year (Cancer Research UK)
- Getting older
- Being exposed to x-rays and radiotherapy
- Family history of inherited breast cancer gene
- High oestrogen levels
Symptoms to Look Out For
- Lump in the breast that is nearly always painless
- Oozing from the nipple (a discharge)
- A nipple that is pulled into the breast (called nipple retraction)
- Swelling of the breast (gynecomastia)
- A sore (ulcer) in the skin of the breast
- Lump or swelling under the arm
- A rash on or around the nipple
If you have any of these symptoms visit your GP straight away
Where Can I Find More Info?
National Mammography Day
With breast screening numbers falling (within 6 months on invitation), National Mammography Day hopes to raise awareness around early detection.
It is predicted that 3 in 4 women diagnosed with breast cancer survive the disease for at least ten years (2013-17), with the ten-year survival rate highest in women aged 55-64 (87.2%).
Statistics taken from Cancer Research UK.