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The Link goes Pink for Breast Cancer Awareness

1 OCT 2017 - 31 OCT 2017

09:00 am

Location:
The Link
Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.
 
To show our commitment to supporting this initiative, AMP Capital has organised a Pink Ribbon Morning Tea, Wednesday 25 October and Queensland Health will have Nurses on-site facilitating an information session around what to look out for, how to get to know your breasts and how to care for yourself.   

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts.
Changes to look for include:
  • a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it's only in one breast
  • a change in the size or shape of your breast
  • a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
  • a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
  • a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
  • an unusual pain that doesn't go away.
Most changes aren’t due to breast cancer but it’s important to see your doctor without delay if you notice any of these changes.
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Donations will be accepted at all of our retailers throughout October and we will be accepting Gold Coin Donations at our Pink Ribbon Morning Tea.