Following news that a dog helped its owner to detect an aggressive tumor in her breast, a breast cancer charity says its important for women to check themselves regularly.
Sharon Rawlinson from Newark says she only visited the the doctor because her King Charles spaniel had been nuzzling the area where the tumour was growing.
This is an incredible story. We occasionally hear of other breast cancer patients having had a similar experience but this is extremely rare. As Sharon says, the most important thing is for anyone experiencing an unusual change to see a doctor as soon as possible. Knowing what is normal for you and checking your breasts on a regular basis is the most important way any woman can help protect herself.
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