Breast Cancer Awareness Month – Too Afraid to Check

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A survey by Avon reveals that 33% of women are ‘too scared’ to check their breasts for cancer. Other findings:

– one in 2,000 women will develop breast cancer by the age of 29, while one in 22 will have had it before they hit 60

– 57% of women forget to check their breasts for lumps on a regular basis

 

What’s more frightening? Finding a lump or finding a lump too late? Check regularly and get your annual breast exams!