Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

08 SEP 2015

Steve Brine supports breast awareness roadshow

Steve Brine met with Breast Cancer Care and the FA at Parliament on Tuesday 8th September to show his continued support for breast awareness.

The Football Association kindly donated the prestigious Emirates FA Cup for the event, which was held as part of a charity partnership with Breast Cancer Care.

Breast Cancer Care and The FA have launched a breast awareness roadshow, which will tour 38 locations in England to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

Knowing what warning signs to look for can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer. This can be crucial in providing more effective treatment and, ultimately, saving lives.

Every year around 42,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in England – that's the equivalent of more than 100 people a day. This is predicted to rise to almost 50,000 by 2020.

Steve is the PPS for the Secretary of State for Health, Jeremy Hunt MP, who joined him at the event. Steve said: "I'm thrilled to be showing my support for this fantastic Roadshow. So many people are affected by breast cancer, and it's vital everyone feels confident in checking their breasts and knowing what to look out for.

"People across Winchester & Chandler's Ford know my deep commitment to this issue, and I will continue to encourage my constituents to spread the breast awareness message and ensure people know to contact Breast Cancer Care if they have any worries about breast cancer."

Breast Cancer Care and The FA are coming into the heart of the community to urge people to check their breasts regularly for any unusual changes.

Breast Cancer Care staff and trained volunteers will be on board the bus to provide breast health information, signpost to support services and encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to get to know their breasts.

Davinia Green, Head of Breast Awareness and Early Detection at Breast Cancer Care, said: "We want to say a huge thank you to Steve for coming along to our event and showing his support. It's so important for us to increase breast awareness and reach as many people as possible with our Roadshow.

"Anyone can be at risk of breast cancer, no matter what their age, gender or ethnicity. So it's really important that people are aware of any unusual changes in their breasts, and act quickly if they are worried about anything.

"People can visit our bus to ask questions about breast cancer and find out more about the signs and symptoms. All information and support is free and confidential, and there's no need to make an appointment."

 

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Breast Cancer Care Roadshow

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