October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and all funds raised throughout the month can provide specialist nurses, local services and vital emotional support network for free to those who need it.
Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, that’s the equivalent of one person every 10 minutes. In fact, one in eight women in the UK will develop breast cancer at some time in their lifetime.
Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK, and while the disease also affects men, it’s rare – around 400 cases are diagnosed each year.
Breast Cancer Care is proud to be working with a range of partners to bring some fantastic Pink products for the 2015 campaign. For each item sold, a donation will be made to the charity.
Elemis thinks pink in support of Breast Cancer Care with a special edition Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm – and has pledged to donate £10,000 and turn its Pro-Radiance Illuminating Flash Balm pink to show its support for the extraordinary work Breast Cancer Care does.
Crabtree & Evelyn are showing their support with a £1 donation from every product sold.
The three main risk factors:
1. Gender – being a woman is the biggest risk factor for developing breast cancer.
2. Getting older – the older the person the higher the risk. More than 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50. Most men who get breast cancer are over 60.
3. Significant family history – this isn’t common, around 5% of people diagnosed with breast cancer have inherited a faulty BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.