Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021 is this month, October. Having lost my Mum to breast cancer over 36 years ago, I know the importance of being breast aware. Do you?
I support the Mater Chicks in Pink and every year my daughter and I run in the Annual Mother’s Day Classic Run in memory of my Mum.
According to Cancer Australia,
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in Australian women (apart from melonoma). Survival rates are improving in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer are now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.Cancer Australia
Know the signs
Changes to look for include:
- a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
- a change in the size or shape of your breast
- a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
- a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
- a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
- an unusual pain that doesn’t go away.