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Check Your Boobs (and Pecs)!

With breast cancer remaining the most common cancer experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women, there’s no better time for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our communities.

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is a month we encourage everyone to take the time to find out what they need to know about breast awareness and share this important information with family, friends and colleagues.

{Image source: ATSICHS Brisbane}

More than 12,500 Australian women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and tragically over 2500 lose their lives to this terrible disease. The good news is you can reduce your risk of breast cancer by being physically active, maintaining a healthy body weight and reducing alcohol.

Survival rates of women diagnosed with cancer also continue to improve with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

To keep this upward trend going, take action to improve your breast health understanding. Follow these simple steps to check your breast (women) and pecs (men), as early detection is key.

{Image source – McGrath Foundation}

We also invite everyone to participate in raising funds for prevention programs, support services and vital cancer research.

Join us on Monday, 21 October at the Surat Shire Hall for a high tea and morning of pampering in support of Cancer Councils Pink Ribbon campaign.

With delicious food, lucky door prizes, guest speakers and pampering, it's sure to be a great morning for an even greater cause.

Gold coin donation with all proceeds going to the Cancer Council.

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