October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, take the time to get to know your breasts. The best chance of surviving breast cancer is finding it early. Finding breast cancer early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. It’s important for women of all ages to know what they can do to help find breast cancer early.

Breast Awareness

Breast awareness is important for women of all ages, even if you’re having regular mammograms.

Take the time to get to know your breasts as part of everyday activities. Know the normal look and feel of them while showering, dressing, or simply looking in the mirror. Knowing what is normal for you will help you to detect any new breast and nipple changes.

Breast changes to look out for include:

  • A new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast
  • A change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
  • A nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
  • A change in the skin of the breast such as redness or dimpling
  • An unusual pain that doesn’t go away

Nine out of ten breast changes aren’t due to cancer, but it’s important to see a doctor to be sure. If you find a breast change is unusual for you, see your GP without delay.

Mammogram screening

Did you know that women aged 40-49 and 75 and over who have no breast cancer symptoms or signs are eligible for free screening mammograms?

If you are aged 50-74, get your free breast screen done every two years. BreastScreen Australia offers free breast screening for women without symptoms aged 50-74 when screening has the greatest potential to prevent deaths from breast cancer.

Chiro & Sports Med

Our chiropractors at Chiro & Sports Med are committed to providing chiropractic solutions to address your unique needs, whether you are experiencing an irritated nerve, bulging disc, back painneck pain, knee pain, headaches, or even muscular tightness and tension. You may be searching for pain relief after an accident or experiencing an injury.  Our mission is to help reduce or eliminate pain and to prevent future problems and injury. Above all, we are here to improve your quality of life, well-being, and your ability to live an active healthy lifestyle.

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