Breast Cancer Awareness

6 October 2021

Almost half (47%) of women in the UK do not check their breasts regularly for potential signs of breast cancer and each year, about 55,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. It is more common in women who are aged 50 and over.

There are many different signs and symptoms of breast cancer, so its important that you check your breasts regularly for anything different or new.

The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the better the chance of successful treatment. Getting to know what your breasts look and feel like normally means it’s easier to spot any unusual changes and check them with your doctor. 

Macmillan Cancer Support and Breast Cancer now

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Breast cancer – Macmillan Cancer Support

Breast cancer statistics and facts | Breast Cancer Now

The Macmillan Information and support service at Kingston Hospital  can help and support you with any queries. Call on 0208 973 5001 to speak to Archana Sood , Macmillan Information manager or email

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