Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, providing an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community. Fitness has the potential to lower your chances of breast cancer but today we want to focus on how to help those affected and to keep an eye out on changes.

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2020 has been a powerful reminder that we are all in this together, and our choices and actions have the power to protect the most vulnerable among us in a big way. The same holds true when it comes to breast cancer. 

With your support, we can show every woman that her life is important. By working together, we can inspire hope and become a force for good “to get her” access to the care she needs.

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women. Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts.

 

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.Most changes aren’t due to breast cancer but it’s important to see your doctor without delay if you notice any of these changes.

How can you help? 

Screening, Access & Treatment: Make a one-time or monthly donation to help a woman in need. You can choose exactly where your donation goes.

Hope: Share the story of how you or a loved one have been affected by breast cancer and proudly wear a pink ribbon during October or year-round. 

Support: Spread the word about Breast Cancer Awareness Month and share info on social media platforms.

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xx the Tammy Fit Team