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Women urged to stay 'breast aware'

Tue, 15 Nov 2011


Women are being reminded about the importance of breast screening and self-checking and the role they play in the early detection of cancer.

Women between the ages of 50 and 70 are automatically called for screening every two years on the Island, but people of all ages are urged to check their breasts regularly and go to the doctors if they have any concerns.

One in eight women will develop breast cancer at some point in their lives.

Early diagnosis leads to a higher likelihood of successful treatment.

Chairman of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer charity Jan Brooks says the disease isn't as common in young women, but it's still better they check themselves for any changes.

 


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