Breast Cancer Now’s Wear It Pink Day is one of the biggest fundraising events in the UK and on Wednesday thousands of amazing people will wear it pink in their communities, schools or workplaces to support the UK’s largest breast cancer charity, Breast Cancer Now. Whether you’re staying in, going to work or school, choose your most fabulous pink outfit, on the 18th of October. Tell everyone why you’re wearing pink and help Breast Cancer Now raise awareness about checking breast for any signs of change.
Everyone’s breasts are different, and your breasts can change with age and at different times of the month. It’s important to get to know how your breasts normally look and feel so it will be easier to spot if there are any unusual changes for you. Finding out about breast cancer signs and symptoms can help you understand what breast changes to look out for.
Mammography can play a critical role in early detection of breast cancer because it can identify abnormal cells before they can be detected during a breast exam. While we don’t yet have conclusive evidence, it appears that diet plays an important role in raising risk factors, too. So, keep your diet on track. It’s important to reduce fat consumption, limit alcohol to only one drink a day, don’t drink and move to a more plant-based diet. Exercise is also important and women who are physically active for at least 30 minutes a day have a lower risk of breast cancer.
In case you need extra support you can speak to your GP, join a support group in your area or connect with volunteers who have faced what you are facing now. You can also download for free the Becca App (iOS and Android). It gives you strategies, hints, and tips to empower and equip you for life beyond breast cancer treatment. You’ll receive daily information and support from bloggers, specialists and trusted online sources to help you live well after treatment.
In April 2019, Breast Cancer Now merged with Breast Cancer Care to create the UK’s first comprehensive breast cancer charity. From research to care, our new charity has people affected by breast cancer at its heart – providing support for today and hope for the future. Making a donation it’s easy: use the secure online form or pay by phone calling the pink hotline to pay by credit or debit card on 0333 20 70 300.