01 October 2019
The Power of pink can get breast cancer message across
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.
Miss Monika Kaushik, a Consultant Breast Surgeon here at Spire Leicester Hospital is supportive of the campaign’s light-hearted approach to getting a very serious message across.
Miss Monika Kauskik Oncoplastic and Cosmetic Breast Surgeon
“Statistics show that increased awareness achieved through high-profile campaigns can influence the awareness of women across the UK. We need to ensure that every woman knows how to carry out an effective self-check of their breasts – and know what to do if she thinks something is wrong. The fact is that every ten minutes a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. A medical check-up can save your life.
Everyone's breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of month. It’s important to get to know how your breasts feel and look normally so it will be easier to spot any change.
Should a woman have any breast concern, it is important to get an early appointment with a GP. She will then receive informed advice and, if necessary, be placed on a healthcare pathway to receive the appropriate advice, help and treatment.
Breast cancer is not one single disease - there are several types of breast cancer and these can be diagnosed at different stages and can grow at different rates. This means that there is a range of treatments, and we, as clinicians, will discuss with patients the best treatment for them as an individual.
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 can spot any changes and seek medical advice quickly."
One Stop Breast Clinic
Spire Leicester hospital runs a One-stop Breast Clinic on a Tuesday evening and Saturday morning where we aim to carry out clinical assessment and all the breast investigations needed at a patient’s first appointment.
Miss Kaushik sees patients at our One Stop Breast Clinic on a Saturday morning.
For an appointment, please call us on:
Self funding patients: 0116 265 3021
Insured patients: 0116 265 3685