GREATER MANCHESTER  HOCKEY ASSOCIATION (WOMENS)
    
Greater Manchester Hockey Association ( Womens)
Greater Manchester Hockey Association ( Womens)
    
Breast Cancer Awareness 
Breast Cancer Awareness We will be supporting Breast Cancer Awareness and Beechwood, local hospice this season
We aim to raise over £1000 at our 7-a-side tournament at the Armitage Centre on
April 19th 2008.

Breast Cancer Campaign  WHAT DOES THE CHARITY DO?
Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent breast cancer research throughout the UK.  The research looks at improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, better understanding how it develops, and ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it.

Being breast aware

To be breast aware means becoming familiar with how your breasts look and feel, whatever your age. Understand how your breasts may change at different times during the month (when you're having your period) and as you get older.
These are the changes to look for and if you are in any doubt, visit your doctor:

  • A lump or thickening which is different to the rest of the breast tissue
  • Continuous pain in one part of the breast or armpit
  • One breast becomes larger or lower
  • A nipple becomes inverted or changes shape or position
  • Skin changes including puckering or dimpling
  • Swelling under the armpit or around the collarbone
  • A rash on or around the nipple
Being Breast Aware

Remember the breast awareness five-point code:

  1.  Know what is normal for you
  2.  Look and feel
  3.  Know what changes to look for
  4.  Report any changes without delay
  5.  Attend routine breast screening if you are aged 50 and over