Help Those With Cancer Association (TULIPS)
BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH OCTOBER 2013
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 EastHospital are encouraging men and women to take advantage of a special offer for breast screening:
BREAST SCREENING SPECIAL OFFER!
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.
People 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 (see below).
Jane Matter and Pam Kennedy
Jane Matter, Tulips Cancer Support Team West 0542 882 6063
Pam Kennedy, Tulips Cancer Support Team East 0542 883 9100
Breast Cancer – The facts*
- The number 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.
- The biggest risk factor, after gender, is increasing age – 80% of breast cancers occur in women over the age of 50.
- Breast cancer also affects men, but it’s rare – around 400 men are diagnosed each year.
- Breast cancer is not one single disease there are several types of breast cancer.
- Not all breast cancers show as a lump, and not all breast lumps are breast cancer.
- Less than 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*
- Every year 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.
- Nearly 12,000 people die from breast cancer in the UK every year.
- Breast cancer is the second most common cause of death from cancer in women in the UK, after lung cancer.
- Of adults aged between the ages of 25-49, breast cancer accounts for 45% of all female cancers.