Wear It Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We have marked this with a number of events and activities to raise money for Breast Cancer Now a leading breast cancer research and support charity.

Our Wellness Wednesdays programme focused on knowing the symptoms of breast cancer and what to do if you have a concern.

Friday 20th October was Wear It Pink day across all of our studios and home offices. This coincided with our fortnightly Desk Yoga session, which looked splendid in pink!

We also held a bake sale at our head office which raised over £100.  If you would like to donate, please do so via our chosen supporter, Dawn Dale, here.

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • A lump or swelling in the breast, upper chest or armpit
  • A change to the skin, such as puckering or dimpling
  • A change in the colour of the breast – the breast may look red or inflamed
  • A nipple change, for example it has become pulled in (inverted)
  • Rash or crusting around the nipple
  • Unusual liquid (discharge) from either nipple
  • Changes in size or shape of the breast

On its own, pain in your breasts is not usually a sign of breast cancer. But look out for pain in your breast or armpit that’s there all or almost all the time.

Although rare, men can get breast cancer. The most common symptom of breast cancer in men is a lump in the chest area.