9 October 2020

Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive at Breast Cancer Now, said:

“It is cause for great concern that almost half (48%) of the people surveyed said they would delay or not seek medical help at all, as we know that early breast cancer diagnoses can help prevent deaths from the disease.

“It’s so critical that women check their breasts regularly and that they report any new or unusual changes to the doctor as soon as possible, and this remains as important as ever during the COVID-19 pandemic. There are measures in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 infection to help keep you safe, and while most breast changes won’t be cancer, on the occasions when it is, the earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the more likely it is to be treated successfully.

“This is why we welcome the NHS’s ‘Help Us Help You’ access campaign that is urging people to speak to their GP if they are worried about a symptom that could be cancer.

“There’s no special way, it’s as simple as TLC; Touch, Look, Check

ENDS