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Dress Down Day In The Office

Article Date: 21-10-2019

This month we had a dress down day in the office to raise both money and awareness for breast cancer.

The following information is collected from trusted sources around the internet with the intention of educating more women and men about breast cancer and the treatments that are available.

Macmillan say “Breast cancer is when cells in your breast grow in an uncontrolled way and form a tumour. It is the most common cancer in the UK. Breast cancer mainly affects women but men can also get it, although this is rare. We don’t know what causes breast cancer. But we do know that it is influenced by your age, lifestyle and family history.”

The most common kinds of breast cancer are:

Invasive ductal carcinoma: The cancer cells grow outside the ducts into other parts of the breast tissue. Invasive cancer cells can also spread, or metastasize, to other parts of the body.

Invasive lobular carcinoma: Cancer cells spread from the lobules to the breast tissues that are close by. These invasive cancer cells can also spread to other parts of the body.

Symptoms of breast cancer include:

  • A lump in the breast.
  • A change in the size or shape of the breast.
  • Dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue.
  • A nipple that’s turned in (inverted).
  • A rash on, or discharge from the nipple.
  • Swelling or a lump in the armpit.

If you have any of the symptoms above you are advised to see your GP. Most lumps found in the breasts are generally non-cancerous however it’s important that you are safe and get any irregularities checked by a professional.

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