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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Get involved this October!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a special time to acknowledge and support the many women, men and families across the country affected by breast cancer.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in Australian women, with one in eight women diagnosed by the time they turn 85. This year 15,600 Australian women and 145 men are expected to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

Breast Cancer Network Australia

Despite improvements in diagnosis, treatment and management in recent decades, 42 Australian women are diagnosed each day and seven will lose their lives to the disease. Raising awareness is an important part of reducing the impact of breast cancer on Australian women and families.

The month is filled with pink reflections and celebrations. Many of BCNA’s corporate supporters provide their customers with a way to show their support during October.

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Use this as a reminder to make an appointment with one of our GPs for your next breast check.