When it comes to breast cancer, there’s a wealth of information and it can be overwhelming. Can the radiation used in mammograms actually cause cancer and is that terrifying statistic claiming that one in eight women will be diagnosed with it actually true?
It’s hard to sort the facts from the fiction, which is why we at Friday decided to investigate the myths surrounding breast cancer. Read our findings on page 90 – they are fascinating and there is some good news behind the scaremongering headlines. More women than ever before are surviving breast cancer – eight out of 10 now compared to five out of 10 in the 1970s. In fact, breast cancer is one of the most curable of life-threatening cancers if it is detected and treated early. That means it is vital to know if you are at risk and to go for regular tests and check yourself at the same time every month.
I’ve nicknamed it breast practice – the pun on best practice might not be very witty, but it could save my life.
Let me know what you think of the issue. Until next week,
Karen Pasquali Jones