I’m wearing pink today to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month and encourage people across Liverpool Wavertree to take the chance of a check-up when it is offered by the NHS.
This year, over 55,000 women in the UK will hear the words: ‘it’s breast cancer’ and around 11,500 women will tragically die from it. Although it is rare, men can also be diagnosed with breast cancer, with around 340 men affected each year.
Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in the UK, with one in eight women receiving a diagnosis in their lifetime.
The challenges is that less than half of women invited for a breast cancer screening in some parts of Liverpool Wavertree actually attend. The NHS has set a target of over 70 per cent.
Wear it Pink is a great way to raise awareness and support initiatives by the local NHS and Liverpool City Council to boost screening rates.