Early diagnosis of all cancer is important so that treatment can begin as soon as possible. Cancer Research UK, said more than 90 percent of women diagnosed with breast cancer at the earliest stage survive the disease for at least five years compared with about 15 percent of women diagnosed with more advanced stage of the illness.
experts said women should be aware of the symptoms, which include a change in the size or shape of one or both breasts, nipple discharge or a lump or swelling in the armpits.
Other symptoms also include dimpling of the breast skin, a rash around the nipple or a change in the appearance of the nipple – for example, turning sunken
during October -. Breast cancer month – more than 4,000 British women receive the news that they have breast cancer. Which is about one every 10 minutes.
The figures show that if all women regularly check their breasts, 1,500 lives could be saved every year, but many forget.
Breast Cancer Charity has now developed an application to help people remember to check their breasts.
on #BreastCancerNow application, available for free from the App Store or Google Play, helps people get into the habit of checking your breasts regularly. creating a simple plan that fits your lifestyle
Baroness Delyth Morgan, CEO of breast cancer now, he said, “all busy lives lead and, although it is understandable that checking your breasts can easily get forgotten, spotting cancer early can make the difference between life and death, and so we will continue to remind women how important it is. “
However, even women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer say their view of life has changed after diagnosis
a survey by the Estee Lauder Companies found two-thirds of women affected by breast cancer -. 65 percent – said they want to try new experiences, more than a third – 35 percent – took up or re-discovered new hobbies after diagnosis
More than 70 percent of women said who had some experience with the disease
.. Liz Hurley is among the celebrities appearing in a series of new awareness of breast cancer (BCA) videos for awareness of Estee Lauder Companies cancer breast Campaign (BCA), with the aim of highlighting the challenges that women who have been affected by breast cancer and the ways they have overcome face.
women include Lara Honnor who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014, aged just 31.
Since recovering from the disease, they completed a sky-diving for charity and came to propose to her boyfriend on February 29 this year
Lara said :. “It is impossible that I feel only negative when you look back on my experience of breast cancer as it gave me a whole new life. Perspective on how I see the world
” started a blog and he met my husband because of cancer, and even proposed the leap day this year – something that never would have done if I had not ‘t had cancer.
“I can not speak for everyone, but it definitely makes me a braver person as made me want to embrace the challenges of life in fact.”
Liz Hurley, who is Global Ambassador for The BCA Campaign said: “I have met thousands of people affected by breast cancer, and all of them they have amazing stories to share
. ” It is so inspiring that even when going through grueling treatment and recovery, so many survivors of breast cancer remain positive and take on new challenges, despite his own personal battle against this disease. “
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) has invested nearly £ 1 million in research in the UK in 2016.
This comes after it was revealed he believes gene spread breast
cancer that have been identified by scientists .