October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mixed Hockey got involved by wearing pink to our training session last night as a visual way to raise awareness.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer for women in the UK, making up 30% of all female cases. But it also affects men, with around 390 men in the UK diagnosed with invasive breast cancer annually. There’s a stigma around men developing breast cancer because many don’t consider men to have breasts, but both men and women have breast tissue and the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer are similar for both.
This is why it’s so important to raise awareness, break the stigma and encourage everyone to check their chests for abnormalities – it is the most common form of cancer for women, but it is not only a women’s disease.
Take care and check your bodies!
For more information on breast cancer awareness, how to check for symptoms and when to seek medical advice, check out the Coppafeel and Breast Cancer Now websites: