Call for local women to be breast aware

Friends of the Cancer Centre Chief Executive, Colleen Shaw (right) joins oncology nurse at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Samantha Sloan
Friends of the Cancer Centre Chief Executive, Colleen Shaw (right) joins oncology nurse at the Belfast Health and Social Care Trust, Samantha Sloan

Friends of the Cancer Centre is calling on Tyrone women to be more breast aware this Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the launch of the charity’s new 7 Step Shower Check hanger.

The 7 Step Shower Check is a waterproof hanger that women can hang in their shower, on the door of their bathroom, or anywhere that will remind them to check their breasts once a month, every month.

The hanger features an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to carry out a self-examination, encouraging women to become familiar with their breasts.

The card also outlines what breast changes, signs and symptoms women should look out for when carrying out their own exam .

It is hoped that the hangers will encourage women to be more breast aware.

Colleen Shaw, Chief Cxecutive of the charity, said: “Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in Northern Ireland. More women than ever before are surviving cancer, but early detection is vital.”