Emma Willis has encouraged women to check their breasts regularly in a new campaign video for Breast Cancer Care. The Voice UK presenter, who is a supporter of the charity, said she hopes to raise awareness of the lesser-known signs of breast cancer as part of the 'Not Just a Lump' campaign.
"Like many women I thought a lump was the only warning sign of breast cancer. Now I've had my eyes opened to all the other things to look out for too – like a change in skin texture that looks like an orange peel, or redness, or an inverted nipple," Emma said. "It's so important to get to know your breasts, whatever your age, and I'm supporting Breast Cancer Care to spread the word about knowing all the signs and symptoms of breast cancer."
Emma Willis is supporting Breast Cancer Care's Not Just a Lump campaign
The mum-of-three added: "Checking your breasts doesn't need to be a chore either. You can have a look and feel when you're in the shower, getting ready for bed or even watching telly! Whenever and wherever suits you best, just make it part of your routine all year round."
According to Breast Cancer Care, a third (34 per cent) of people are diagnosed with breast cancer after finding a symptom other than a lump, with a rash or nipple inversion among the other signs to be aware of.
The Voice presenter is hoping to raise awareness of other breast cancer symptoms
Dr Dawn Harper recently joined HELLO! to explain how to check your breasts and what you should do if you notice anything unusual. "You don't need to know everything about your breasts, you just need to know what's normal for you," Dr Dawn advised. "If you get into the habit of looking at your breasts, they are and they will be asymmetrical. Anything up to a cup or two in difference is completely normal. So you need to get used to looking for that, but if they change in shape then we need to know. If you notice any tethering or dimpling of the skin we need to know."
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