Breast Cancer
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Breast Cancer Awareness South Africa is hosting a care pack campaign for October that will help women fighting the disease.

 

South Africa (07 October 2022) – This Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Breast Cancer Awareness South Africa team are making up care packs for women fighting the disease. The care packs are made up of comfort items, that make everything a little better to cope with.

The Buddy Bags will contain items like lipice, socks, tissues, hand sanitiser and other items that come in handy during treatment. Each bag will cost R250 so those wanting to contribute, can reach out to the team.

The team has been sharing helpful information to ensure women detect any irregularities from as early as possible.

“Annually, October marks “Breast Cancer Awareness month”. During this month awareness about the risks and signs of breast cancer are shared with the broader public and through this, support to those affected by it is also supported. According to studies, early detection remains the cornerstone of controlling cancer. Support the fighter, admire the survivors and honor the taken.”

These are their helpful tips and what to keep an eye out for.

There are a few different things you should be checking for, this is why it is vital to get to know your breasts well, so you can notice any small change quickly!

The key breast changes to look for during checks are:

  • lumps or swellings you can feel,
  • changes to the look and feel of the skin of the breasts (puckering, dimpling, rash, redness),
  • changes in colour to the breast (such as redness),
  • changes to the nipple positions (they may become pulled in or pointing differently),
  • rash on or around your nipples (crusty, scaly, itch, or red),
  • any discharge or fluid coming from your nipples,
  • changes to the size, outline, and shape of your breasts,
  • discomfort or pain in your breasts or armpit that is very consistent.

If you spot any of these changes to your breasts or the rest of the areas you are checking during a self-examination, it is important to book an appointment with your GP/gynecologist to get them checked out properly!


Sources: Facebook
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