It's Wear It Pink Day raising awareness of breast cancer
21st October 2022
It's national Wear It Pink Day – the annual event which highlights the importance of breast cancer awareness, education and research.
To mark the day the Chair and Leader of Three Rivers District Council are urging people to be aware of the symptoms of the disease and remember to check for anything unusual in their breasts.
Cllr Debbie Morris, the Chair of the council, said: "One in seven women in the UK get breast cancer which is why it's so important to check yourself monthly and to go for a mammogram when you're called for an appointment. A mammogram isn't painful and is a vital part of the diagnostic process. Please don't wait for your appointment though if you notice any changes in your breasts, get in touch with your GP urgently. Most changes aren't cancer but it's essential to have them checked out."
Wear It Pink Day happens every October as a key event to promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer can affect anyone and is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK, but when detected in the early stages there is a good chance of recovery.
For more information visit Breast Cancer Now.
- Photo: Cllr Sarah Nelmes and Cllr Debbie Morris are urging people to be aware of the symptoms of breast cancer