04 October 2019
Wear pink to make people think!
That’s the message from breast cancer groups throughout the UK for this year’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which runs throughout October.
“It is a chance not just to show your support, but also of getting people to focus on the issues surrounding breast cancer – such as the importance of self-checks and the need to seek medical advice if you think anything is wrong,” says the charity Breast Cancer Care.
At Spire Cheshire Hospital, we will be adding a touch of pink to our outfits throughout the month as a light-hearted way of getting a very serious message across.
Consultant Breast Oncoplastic Surgeon Mr Ansar Farooq said: “Statistics show that increased awareness through high-profile campaigns can influence the behaviour of women across the UK. We need to ensure that every woman knows how to carry out effective self-examination and, just as importantly, what to do if she thinks something is wrong.
“It is important to get an early appointment with a GP to discuss the matter. The patient will then receive informed advice and, if necessary, be referred to a specialist to receive the necessary assessment, advice and treatments.”
Mr Farooq added: “Although finding a lump in your breast does not always signify breast cancer it is important that women ‘get to know’ their breasts so they could spot changes.
“Many women will experience lumpy breasts just before their period which often disappears afterwards. However, it is important to keep checking and if the lump doesn’t go away then get it checked out by your GP.
“If breast cancer is diagnosed, thankfully the prognosis is often excellent. It is important to note breast cancer diagnosed at an earlier stage carries a better prognosis hence the importance of being breast aware and early diagnosis” said Mr Farooq.
To book an appointment with Mr Ansar Farooq call us on 01925 215 029 or send an enquiry.