East Ren says B-aware with breast awareness

The importance of regularly checking your breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer
The importance of regularly checking your breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer

East Renfrewshire Council are actively promoting a breast health awareness campaign in conjunction with charity Breast Cancer Care.

There can be few words which strike terror into any womans heart than those of “you have cancer”.

However recent statistics show, that while being the most common cancer in the UK, it is also one of the highest surviveable and treatable types.

B-Aware is a high profile campaign aimed at promoting early detection of breast cancer and further improving survival rates across Scotland.

The 15-20 minute sessions aim to empower individuals to make a positive contribution to their health and wellbeing. They are delivered by dedicated and trained volunteers and cover: What it means to be breast aware, understanding what is normal for you and knowing what to do if you notice any changes.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK which can affect both women and men, so it’s important to be breast aware.

Being breast aware is part of caring for your body. It means getting to know how your breasts look and feel so you know what is normal for you.

Early detection of breast cancer is encouraged as the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment may be. East Renfrewshire’s Health and Social Care Partnership health improvement team is running two 15-20 minutes breast health awareness sessions for local people.

An awareness sessions is taking place in Eastwood House on Wednesday, November 11 from 12.30 to 1pm and 1.15 to 1.45pm.

To book a place please contact Moira Burns on 0141 577 8436 or email HITeam@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Further information on breast cancer is available oline from breast cancer care: www.breastcancercare.org.uk