Cancer Awareness Month 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual event that takes place in October to raise awareness about breast cancer, its prevention, and treatment.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 55,000 women and 370 men diagnosed this year

However, 25% of these cases are preventable by making changes to your lifestyle and knowing the signs and symptoms to look out fo

Therefore, it is important to support communities to take action now to spread awareness.There are many ways to get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, including:

  • Wear it Pink Day: On October 20th, Breast Cancer Now’s ‘wear it pink’ day takes place, which is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK. Thousands of people wear pink in their communities, schools, or workplaces to raise money for the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now.
  • Fundraising: You can also fundraise for breast cancer charities by organizing events such as sponsored walks, runs, or bake sales.
  • Spreading awareness: You can spread awareness by sharing information about breast cancer on social media, talking to friends and family, or organizing talks and events in your community.
  • Self-examination: It is important to know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and to perform regular self-examinations. If you notice any changes in your breasts, such as lumps, swelling, or discharge, you should see a doctor immediately.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is not just about raising awareness but also about supporting those affected by breast cancer. By getting involved, you can help make life-saving research and life-changing care happen