Breast Cancer Awareness Month What you need to know

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is back, and knowing to check your breasts for the signs and symptoms of cancer is a message that’s always worth sharing.

This Breast Cancer Awareness Month we’ve partnered with ITV’s Lorraine to support their Change + Check campaign headed up by Lorraine Kelly and Helen Addis (aka. @thetittygritty). We’re also supporting our long-standing charity partner, Breast Cancer Now, throughout October.

So, first thing’s first, we’re asking everyone to get to know their boobs! One in two women don’t check their breasts regularly for signs and symptoms of breast cancer and could be putting their lives at risk*. Their main reason for not doing so is because they don’t know how to check.

While many women know that a lump can be a symptom of breast cancer there are other signs and symptoms that women are less familiar with. These include redness or a rash on the breast or nipple, a nipple becoming inverted and nipple discharge.

The Check + Change Campaign

We’re all about getting the message out there, so look out for Change + Check stickers in your online orders throughout October. We’re also inviting you to get involved in the Change + Check Challenge. Post a BOOBerang or image alongside the Change + Check sticker and #ChangeAndCheck on social media when you’ve checked yourself, tagging at least three of your friends to do the same.


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Not sure how to check? Here’s what you need to know…

How to check your breasts for signs and symptoms of breast cancer

How you can help us support Breast Cancer Now

Covid-19 has put Breast Cancer Now’s world-class research, life-changing community support services and much of its fundraising on pause. At Dorothy Perkins, we’re ready to spread the word and help the charity press play on breast cancer research and care. So, join us in helping to make a difference.

For more ways to get involved in fundraising including Wear It Pink Day on 23 October, or to make a donation, head to the Breast Cancer Now website.

Breast Cancer Now is registered as a charity in England and Wales (1160558), Scotland (SC045584) and in the Isle of Man (1200).
*Statistic taken from Breast Cancer Now


Bex Boffey

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