Cancer unit in the city

A new breast cancer roadshow will be in the city next week, raising awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Saturday, 13th February 2016, 5:00 am
Breast cancer bus

The mobile service, funded by Breast Cancer Care and The Football Association, is touring England all month and will be at Crystal Peaks Shopping Park on Monday and Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm.

Davinia Green, Head of Breast Awareness and Early Detection at Breast Cancer Care, said: “Anyone can be at risk of breast cancer, no matter their age, gender or ethnicity, so it’s really important that people are aware of any unusual changes in their breasts, and act quickly if they are concerned at all.

“Knowing what warning signs to look for can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer. This can be crucial in providing more effective treatment and, ultimately, saving lives.”

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Around 42,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in England and the disease is the second biggest cancer killer among women.

Davinia added: “People can visit our bus to ask questions about breast cancer and find out more about the signs and symptoms. All information and support is free and confidential, and there’s no need to make an appointment.”