THE ROYAL MARSDEN CANCER CHARITY

The Royal Marsden is a world-leading cancer centre, providing treatment and care for more than 40,000 cancer patients every year. It is also at the forefront of cancer research and education. Its work influences how all cancer patients are treated and cared for, not just in its own hospitals but all over the world.
The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity supports this pioneering work. Thanks to our supporters, we are able to help The Royal Marsden continue to push boundaries and raise standards of excellence.
When people support us, they help everyone who benefits from the work of The Royal Marsden. Scientists searching for cures. Doctors who depend on the latest cancer treatments and technologies. And, of course, cancer patients and their families.
Together, we can keep making life better for people with cancer and keep striving towards a future without it.
 
Find out about our latest appeal as well as some of our recent achievements at www.royalmarsden.org.


FACTS ABOUT BREAST CANCER

Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in the UK with around 45,500 women diagnosed every year – that’s one every 12 minutes. Out of this number, around 12,000 women each year will die.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and accounts for nearly one in three of all cancers in women
On
e woman in nine will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime
Breas
t cancer is the second biggest cause of death from cancer in women
Every ye
ar nearly 46,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, including 45,500 women and 300 men
Every year,
around 12,000 women and 90 men die from breast cancer

To be breast
aware means becoming familiar with how your breasts look and feel, whatever your age. Understand how your breasts may change at different times during the month and as you get older.


CHANGES TO LOOK FOR:


A lump or thickening which is different to the rest of the breast tissue
Continuous pain in one part of the breast or armpit
One breast becomes larger or lower
A nipple becomes inverted or changes shape or position
Skin changes including puckering or dimpling
Swelling under the armpit or around the collarbone
A rash on or around the nipple
Discharge from one or both nipples


REMEMBER THE BREAST AWARENESS FIVE-POINT CODE:

Know what is normal for you
Look and feel
Know what changes to look for
Report any changes without delay
Attend routine breast screening if you are aged 50 and over




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