Talking about breast cancer
Women in Stroud are getting the chance to talk about breast cancer, while getting a hand massage and nail polish.
During February a special 'ladies lounge' will be making it's way around the area to make women aware of what to look out for and how to check themselves.
Dr Sola Aruna, Consultant in Public Health said:
‘We’re working on a new campaign in the Stroud area to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, and want to involve as many local women as possible’.
‘The ladies lounge is a way to engage women in the project, and give them the chance to talk about the issue in a relaxed environment’.
Breast cancer is now the most common cancer in the UK, and over 100 women are diagnosed every day. Breast cancer survival rates are better the earlier cancer is diagnosed.
Lumps are not the only sign of breast cancer. Women need to get to know what’s normal for them and look out for any change in the size, shape or feel of a breast, a change to the skin texture, redness, a nipple change or pain in one breast.
The Ladies lounge will be in the following locations from 10am each day:
Tuesday 1st February
Tesco car park with the GUiDE and PALS information bus, Cam, Dursley
Saturday 5th February
Stroud Old Town Hall, The Shambles
Thursday 10th February
Upstairs at Woodruffs Café, Stroud High Street.
For further information about the causes, symptoms and treatment of breast cancer go to www.nhs.uk/livewell/lbreastcancer
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