Cancer specialists urge women to get breasts checked

A new team at Guernsey's Breast Unit are urging women to get checked out.

It says people need to know what's normal and how to recognise any changes.

On average 48 new cases of breast cancer were found every year between 2009 and 2011.

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New staff continue to promote breast awareness

New staff at the Guernsey Breast Unit are continuing to promote the breast awareness message following Breast Awareness month in October.

Guernsey had an average of 48 new cases of breast cancer detected each year between 2009 and 2011.

The Breast Screening Programme invites all women from the age of 50 years to attend for screening every two years.

"Being breast aware is so important for everyone. People need to be aware of their breasts, know what is normal for them and know if something changes whether they are in the screening programme or not."

– Clinical Nurse Specialist for Breast Care, Sharon Treacy

"Coming along for your breast screening appointment could save your life. The screening does not take long and is able to show internal breast changes which may not be able to be felt by hand."

– Breast Surgeon, Tom Fysh

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