Tough Mud­der Scot­land Pre­sented by Mer­rell is back at Drum­lan­rig Cas­tle in 2017

Breast Cancer Now is the UK’s largest breast cancer char­ity, cre­ated by the merger of Breast Cancer Cam­paign and Break­through Breast Cancer.

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What is breast cancer?

Breast cancer is the name for can­cers that start in the breast. It is the most com­mon cancer in the UK. Around 50,000 women are di­ag­nosed with breast cancer each year in the UK, in­clud­ing around 4,600 in Scot­land. Breast cancer sur­vival is im­prov­ing, yet there are still around 1,000 UK women who die of breast cancer ev­ery month.

Breast cancer in men is rare, with around 350 men di­ag­nosed each year in the UK. How­ever, it’s still im­por­tant that it is caught early and there are signs and symp­toms that men can look out for.

What are the signs and symp­toms of breast cancer?

Ev­ery­one’s breasts are dif­fer­ent, and your breasts can change with age and at dif­fer­ent times of the month. It’s im­por­tant to get to know how your breasts nor­mally look and feel so it will be eas­ier to spot if there are any un­usual changes for you.

If you do spot any un­usual changes to your breasts, you should get them checked out by your doc­tor.

Find­ing out about breast cancer signs and symp­toms can help you un­der­stand what breast changes to look out for.

Lumps are vi­tal to look out for, and for many women the first sign or symp­tom of breast cancer is a lump in their breast. But many women have breast lumps and most of them are be­nign (not can­cer­ous), and there are other im­por­tant signs and symp­toms too.

Join our Tough Mud­der team and take on the world fa­mous 10- to 12-mile ob­sta­cle course, test­ing your strength, stamina and men­tal grit.

Date: Satur­day and Sun­day June 17 and 18 Event fee: £25 Min­i­mum spon­sor­ship: £300 Dis­tance: 10 to 12 miles

Over­come hills, fire, mud and elec­tric­ity in this ex­hil­a­rat­ing world class ob­sta­cle course that puts team work above fin­isher rank­ings.

Sign up as in­di­vid­ual or team to­day and be­come a Tough Mud­der for Breast Cancer Now!

Re­turn­ing to the fan­tasy land of Drum­lan­rig Cas­tle, this fan­tas­tic venue of­fers dark wood­land trails, thick mud and lung-bust­ing hills. With easy ac­cess from both Glas­gow and Stir­ling, grab your friends and sign up to­day. Join #TeamNow at Tough Mud­der Scot­land and you’ll re­ceive an exclusive Breast Cancer Now T-shirt, ac­cess to our train­ing zones to get you ready for those ob­sta­cles and all the fundrais­ing sup­port you need from the team to help you reach your fundrais­ing tar­get.

Visit www.breast­cancer­­volved

for more in­for­ma­tion on Tough Mud­der and loads of ideas for other ways to get in­volved in sup­port and fundrais­ing.

Lawrence Cowan, from Breast Cancer Now, said: ‘We re­ally ap­pre­ci­ate all of our amaz­ing sup­port­ers who raise vi­tal funds for our pi­o­neer­ing re­search. Ev­ery pound is progress to­wards our goal of stop­ping women dy­ing from breast cancer by 2050. ‘From Tough Mud­ders to bake sales and ev­ery­thing in be­tween, ev­ery fundrais­ing event or chal­lenge makes a real dif­fer­ence.’

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