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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2021

October 1, 2021
Breast cancer awareness month

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:

  • new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
  • change in the size or shape of your breast
  • change to the nipple, such as crustingulcerredness or inversion
  • nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
  • change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
  • an unusual pain that doesn’t go away.

For more information: Breast cancer awareness | Cancer Australia

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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  • Reply Donna October 2, 2021 at 05:08

    Thank you for this very important reminder, Sue Hugs to you!

  • Reply Terri Webster Schrandt October 20, 2021 at 01:43

    Sue, thank you for linking with Sunday Stills and helping us all promote the important message of breast cancer awareness this month. There is hope with early detection and your infographics provide valuable insights. I didn’t realize the stats in Australia. Coming from California as my original home state, I imagine the stats are similar when you add melanoma to the mix. My heart goes out to all we have lost to BC and to those who have survived!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric October 22, 2021 at 09:29

      Thanks Terri I would like to try to link up more when life doesn’t get in the way. x

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