Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Be Breast Aware

Cancer / Women's Health

Around 1,450 women in Northern Ireland  are diagnosed with breast cancer every year – approximately 80% of these are over the age of 50. But it can happen to both younger women and a small number of men. So whatever your age, being breast aware – knowing what is normal for you – makes sense.

  • How to be Breast Aware
  • Get to know what is normal for you
  • Check your breasts regularly
  • Know what changes to look for
  • If in doubt, get it checked out
  • Go for breast screening when you're over 50

Finding and treating breast cancer early can save lives.

View the Be Breast Aware Flyer or visit our breast cancer webpage.

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