Mike "Wears It Pink" for Breast Cancer Awareness

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Breast Cancer Now Wear it Pink Drop-in
Breast Cancer Now Wear it Pink Drop-in

Mike Wood MP has continued to support since he was first elected in 2015. Wear It Pink Day which takes place on Friday 20th October is intended to increase breast cancer awareness and make people familiar with symptoms that you should look out for.

3228 people on average are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. With 55,000 women and 400 men diagnosed every year in the UK and almost 1000 women dying from breast cancer every month in the UK, almost all from secondary breast cancer.

Thinking ahead to Wear It Pink Day on the 20th October, Mike was was pleased to attend Breast Cancer Now's 'Wear it Pink' reception taking place in Parliament with fellow MPs raising awareness, choosing a rather jazzy pink outfit

Breast cancer can affect both men and women and is the most commonly occurring cancer in women and the most common cancer overall. With 2.3 million women diagnosed in 2020 and 685,000 deaths globally, you must check yourself to protect yourself.

Breast symptoms to look out for include:

  • a new lump or thickening in your breast or armpit
  • a change in size, shape or feel of your breast
  • skin changes in the breast such as puckering, dimpling, a rash or redness of the skin
  • fluid leaking from the nipple in a woman who isn’t pregnant or breastfeeding
  • changes in the position of the nipple

More information on symptoms and what to look out for can be found here.

Unsure on how exactly to check yourself for these Symptoms? The brilliant breast cancer awareness charity, Coppafeel, has set out some really helpful advice and information on how to check your breasts, pecs and chest. Whatever your age or gender, knowing your body and being aware of the symptoms of breast cancer is really important. If found early, breast cancer is very treatable and survival rates are higher. So get to know what’s normal for you and check yourself regularly.

This year, Breast Cancer UK is highlighting the importance of being active.

Their studies have shown that increases in physical activity may result in reducing cancer risk by as much as 20%. So, they are reaching out to people to get involved in a 30-day challenge to be more active and fundraise to support their organisation at the same time.

Wear it Pink is a fantastic initiative, I am delighted to promote this campaign