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Men Urged To Check For Breast Cancer

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8:01am 12th October 2014

A health warning to men from a Cornish breast cancer charity.

Bosom Buddies in Par is calling on men to check themselves for signs of breast cancer.

Across the UK 300 will be diagnosed this year.

Now the charity is trying to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms.

Pauline Giles set up the group after beating the disease.

She said: "We must remember that men can get breast cancer as well, and a lot of them die because they don't know they can get it, I urge you to check regularly and if there is anything that is not right get it checked out.

"We need to make sure that all men in this country understand that they are at risk, even if it is a small risk compared to a woman, those 300 people, I don't want them to suffer any more than anyone else."

How to check for signs and symptoms:

Touch

Can you feel a lump? Either in the breast, upper chest or armpits.
Is there a lumpy area? Or unusual thickening of the breast tissue that doesn’t go away?
Is there any unusual pain? Either in part of the breast or the armpit.

Look

Any change in size or shape? For example, one breast might become larger or lower than the other.
Any change in skin texture? Such as puckering or dimpling of the skin of the breast.
Any change in colour? For example the breast may look red or inflamed.
What about the appearance or direction of the nipple? For example, one might become inverted (turned in) when it normally points out.
Any unusual discharge? One or both nipples might have a discharge.
Any rash or crusting? Of the nipple or surrounding area.

Check

Is anything unusual? If so, get it checked out by your doctor as soon as possible.

You can find out more here.

8:01am 12th October 2014

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