With one in three women with breast cancer aged over 70, local GPs are encouraging older women to be breast aware and know the symptoms of breast cancer.
Dr Mark Kelsey, local GP and Clinical Chair of NHS Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group said “This campaign is targeted at older women as one in three women who get breast cancer are over 70.
Here in Southampton around 55 women aged over 70 are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and around 21 women die of the condition per year*.
We are encouraging all women to get to know how their breasts look and feel normally so that it is easier to spot anything unusual. If you do notice any changes, tell your doctor straight away as finding breast cancer early makes it more treatable.”Read Local doctors encourage women over 70 to be breast aware…