Despite high profile breast cancer awareness campaigns, 46 per cent of adult females in the capital still do not perform regular breast checks,and as October's Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to a close BMI The Garden Hospital and BMI Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals are holding awareness evenings to raise awareness of the disease which kills 12,000 women in the UK each year. Consultant Beast Surgeon Mr Victor Jaffe who practices at BMI The Garden Hospital and BMI Kings Oak and Cavell Hospitals will offer advice on how often women should be performing breast checks and what key indicators of breast cancer they should be on the look out for. “It is surprising so many women put their health at risk by not being breast aware”, Mr Jaffe said.
“The awareness event organised by BMI Healthcare will hopefully drive home the message that everyone should be aware of their own body and act quickly if they find anything outside of their normal boundaries. It is vitally important that people take control of their breast health. Across the course of their life, every woman in the UK will have a one in eight chance of developing the disease. With early diagnosis and intervention women can make the first positive steps to increase their chances of successful treatment.If you suspect or notice a lump or change in your breast it is imperative you visit your GP straight away,” Mr Jaffe concludes.