Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

We are doing our bit to support this important cause.

The statistics* speak for themselves:

  • 1 in 8 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the most common form on cancer in women.
  • The survival rate within 5 years of diagnosis is 89%.
  • On average, 481 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every day.
  • There were 3,128 breast cancer-related deaths in 2018.

Be Breast Aware

Here’s what to watch out for:

 

  • a new lump in your breast or underarm (armpit)
  • thickening or swelling of part of your breast
  • irritation or dimpling of your breast skin
  • redness or flaky skin in your nipple area or your breast
  • pulling in of your nipple or pain in your nipple area
  • nipple discharge other than breast milk
  • any change in the size or the shape of your breast
  • pain in any area of your breast

If you’re concerned about your breast implants – come in for a breast implant revision consult