Knowing what to look for so that you can spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer is so important. We want everyone to know how easy it is to be breast aware - and that’s where we need your help.
Firstly, make sure that you know what the signs and symptoms of breast cancer are.
It’s as simple as TLC
TOUCH your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual?
LOOK for changes. Is there any change in shape or texture?
CHECK anything unusual with your doctor.
Will you help us to spread the word about TLC?
There are so many quick and easy things that you can do to help make sure that your friends, family and local community are aware of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. Even if you only have a couple of minutes, there are quick and easy things you can do to help raise awareness.
In one minute - Post a message on Facebook or Twitter sharing TLC
Do you have a bit more time? - Order our free TLC leaflets and distribute them in your local area, for example you could ask to leave some at your:
- Local GP surgery
- Local dentist surgery
- Slimming groups
- Local gyms
- Exercise classes
- Local leisure centres and halls
Breast cancer symptoms are not just lumps. Mandee didn’t realise this. She noticed a dip, no bigger than the tip of her finger, by her left nipple, but wasn’t too concerned and put it down to her age.
After seeing a feature on TLC on TV, Mandee went to see her GP who referred her to get it checked out. After some tests, it was confirmed that she had breast cancer.
Getting a diagnosis meant that Mandee could start treatment sooner, and that she had a better chance of beating the cancer.
“My diagnosis was a total shock. It’s so important that people know what the different signs and symptoms of breast cancer are – it’s not always a lump. I hope my story can help others.”
Remember: breast cancer isn’t just a lump.
Why is this so important?
The earlier breast cancer is found, the better the chances of beating it. Knowing what changes to look for and what’s normal for you could save your life.