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King's Lynn medical practice to Wear it Pink this October

This month staff at St James medical practice in Lynn will be dressing in pink to raise funds and show support for research and care charity Breast Cancer Now on Friday, October 22.

According to a YouGov survey commissioned by Breast Cancer Now, almost half of women in the UK do not check their breasts regularly for potential signs of breast cancer and one in 10 women have never checked their breasts for new or unusual changes.

Simon F Temple, operations manager at St James medical practice, said: “Reports show that when asked what stops or prevents women from checking their breasts more regularly almost half said they forget.

St James Medical Practice in King's Lynn.. (43575074)
St James Medical Practice in King's Lynn.. (43575074)

"Many people don’t know that men can also get breast cancer too as they don’t think of men as having breasts.

"But men do have a small amount of breast tissue and whilst its rarer, it’s equally as important to check. Wear it Pink serves as a great visual reminder to all, the importance of checking regularly."

Breast Cancer Awareness Month runs through the whole of October and people all over the world show their support for people affected by breast cancer.

This year, around 55,000 women and 370 men in the UK will hear the words ‘it’s breast cancer.'

Funds raised from the annual ‘Wear it Pink’ day helps fund world-class research and life-changing care as well as helping anyone affected by breast cancer, the whole way through, providing support for today and hope for the future.

Now more than ever, Breast Cancer Now needs people, communities and businesses across the UK to help us press play on breast cancer research and care.

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