Let’s talk about breast cancer
October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month, an event designed to raise awareness of the second most common killer of women in the UK.
SustainHealth reports 8/9/19: https://sustainhealth.fit/lifestyle/breast-cancer-awareness-month
The initiative aims to bring women together to talk about symptoms openly in order to help increase the survival rates of breast cancer. Alongside this, ANCON Medical have conducted exclusive research into how women deal with symptoms and the impact this has on survival rates.
The research has shown that around 54% of women in the UK have not visited the doctor in up to five years, despite many respondents citing potentially serious symptoms or a family history of serious illness. Over 2million women in the UK are either currently concerned about symptoms of a serious illness or have a family history of cancer and yet don’t feel they have the time to potentially get diagnosed.
This becomes even more concerning as the research shows that only 48% of women are doing regular recommended checks for cancer, such as checking for breast cancer which is so key to surviving this deadly disease.
Read the full article on https://sustainhealth.fit/lifestyle/breast-cancer-awareness-month