October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. I always thought “awareness” was on odd way to put it. I was sure that everyone knew about breast cancer, so who needs to be made aware? It is not about awareness of its existence, but of the signs and things we can all do to stay alert to any changes we may see, for our own bodies and health.
As the daughter of a breast cancer survivor, it is paramount to me that we do the necessary checks and monitoring. The signs can be so easily missed. For my mum, hers was found at a mammogram trial for under 50’s women, completely chosen at random. Had that not happened, she wouldn’t be here today.