Pink Caravan brings breast cancer knowledge to town
What does a breast lump feel like?
Women in Waikato have the chance to find out when Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’S Pink Caravan comes to town.
Prosthetic breasts offer women a hands-on way to learn what they should be feeling for when self checking.
The caravan also has visual displays of breast cancer symptoms that most women won’t have seen before.
“Once you’ve seen them, you won’t forget,” says the caravan’s breast nurse, Trish Sole.
This year, Breast Cancer Foundation NZ is urging women to ‘do it for the ones you love’ and enrol in Breastscreen Aotearoa’s free national breast screening programme.
The caravan’s nurses can enrol eligible women (aged 45 and up) when they visit.
Men are welcome to come and learn and take information home to the women in their lives — and to understand that men can get breast cancer too.
The caravan has a range of printed information you can take with you, and a few freebies.
The Pink Caravan will be visiting towns in Waikato in coming weeks.