Sadly, 120 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer each day.
Here at Cancer Research UK, we're constantly looking for new ways to beat breast cancer.
Today, I'm going to show you how to be "breast aware" with the help of my lovely assistant, Tommy.
When looking at your own breast, it's often helpful to stand in front of a mirror. Another good time to check is when you're in the bath or in the shower. But really, it's about whatever you find most comfortable.
Being "breast aware" is about knowing what's normal for you. All breasts are naturally slightly different in sizes, but you need to look out for any noticeable changes or anything that stands out which is being different.
For example, have the breasts changed in size or shape? Is there a rash on the skin? Or any swelling or any dimples? Does the nipple look normal? Has it changed position or is there any discharge? Thanks, Tommy. You can relax.
You also need to be aware of how your breasts feel. Is there any unusual pain or aching? Do you feel ok, Tommy? And it's also important to feel any unusual lumps or thickening of tissue. And there's no particular way to do this other than just have a really good feel. Thank you, Tommy.
Being breast aware is important for all women. Most changes are not caused by cancer, but it's a good idea to report anything unusual to your doctor.
註: 常常有人抱怨英國腔很難聽的懂, 今天我特別找到這個講的非常清楚又慢的影片, 相信大家會覺得容易得多.
說到乳癌, 澳洲的乳癌防治真的要給它稱讚一下, 因為我媽就是直接的受惠者. 話說12年前, 有一天她的朋友說覺得自己好像乳房裏有硬硬的東西, 所以我媽就陪她去一個Breast Screening Center做檢查. 然後她就想, 既然來了我也順便檢查一下好了, 反正不要錢. 沒想到結果出來, 她朋友沒事, 但我媽卻有breast cancer. 不過因為實在是非常早期, 她自己都摸不到. 也因為這樣, 只需要割一塊很小的組織出來, 再做幾次的放射治療, 然後每年乖乖的回到Breast Center去做追蹤檢查就好了. 所以她一直都覺得自己非常的幸運哩!