Pink Car­a­van com­ing to town

Waikato News - - HEALTH -

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 hand­son 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.

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The Pink Car­a­van will be vis­it­ing towns in Waikato in com­ing weeks.

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