Help Those With Cancer Association
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER
Worried about breast cancer?
Breast screening (mammography) is an x-ray examination of the breasts. It
may help to detect breast cancer before there are any signs or symptoms. The
sooner breast cancer is diagnosed the more effective treatment may be.
During October Help
Those With Cancer Association in conjunction with Near East Hospital
are encouraging men and women to take advantage of a special offer for breast
BREAST SCREENING SPECIAL
125TL* (Normal price 220TL)
+ Minimum donation of 15TL to Tulips
*For men and
women under 40 this will include an ultrasound
and consultation with a doctor.
*For Men and
women over 40 this will include a
mammogram and consultancy with a doctor.
interested in booking an appointment are asked to give a minimum donation of
15TL to Tulips. This needs to be
done before the appointment is booked as the receipt has to be taken to the
hospital by the patient. Donations
can be received at the Tulips Stalls at either Chateau Lambousa Saturday Market
or Lemar Catalkoy Wednesday market, any branch of Bestsellers Book Shop in
Alsancak or Karakum or in person to a member of the Tulips Cancer Support Team
For an appointment please call:
Jane Matter, Tulips Cancer Support Team
West 0542 882 6063
Pam Kennedy, Tulips Cancer Support Team
East 0542 883 9100
Breast Cancer - The facts*
of people being diagnosed with breast cancer is increasing, but the good news
is survival rates are improving. This is probably because of more targeted
treatments, earlier detection and better breast awareness.
biggest risk factor, after gender, is increasing age – 80% of breast cancers
occur in women over the age of 50.
cancer also affects men, but it’s rare – around 400 men are diagnosed each
cancer is not one single disease there are several types of breast cancer.
breast cancers show as a lump, and not all breast lumps are breast cancer.
10% of all breast cancers run in families, so having someone in your family
with breast cancer doesn’t necessarily mean your own risk is increased.
Breast Cancer - The stats*
nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed in the UK. That’s the equivalent of 150
people every day or one person every 10 minutes.
1 in 8
women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime.
12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year.
cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK,
after lung cancer.
aged between the ages of 25-49, breast cancer accounts for 45% of all female
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