Breast cancer roadshow to make pit stop in Lambeth and Southwark to raise symptom awareness

A breast cancer roadshow will be stopping off  in Lambeth and Southwark this week to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of the disease.

The mobile service, funded through the official charity partnership between Breast Cancer Care and The FA, is touring England to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Every year 42,000 people across England are diagnosed with breast cancer, a number that is expected to increase to 50,000 by 2020.

Research shows that minority communities are less likely to seek treatment for breast cancer and are less likely to be aware of the essential warning signs.

Davinia Green, Head of Breast Awareness and Early Detection at Breast Cancer Care, said: “Anyone can be at risk of breast cancer, no matter what 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 worried about anything.

“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.”

The bus will be at the Black Cultural Archives in Windrush Square on Monday September 7, East Street Market on Thursday September 10 and Peckham Square on Friday September 11.

You can contact the Breast Cancer Care Helpline on 0808 800 6000.

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