As a 31 year old female, I never really thought it would be something I’d need to worry about, that at my age I’m invincible and checking my breasts would be something I’d do when I'm older and turning grey. But more and more I’m hearing stories of young women being diagnosed with breast cancer.
This morning I woke up to the shocking news of Roxy Jacenko’s diagnosis after she discovered a lump in her breast. Yesterday, she was scheduled to have surgery to have this removed but they have discovered that the lump is actually bigger than first expected. Her surgery has been pushed back while she undergoes more tests.
According to the National Breast Cancer Foundation one in eight women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. Look around your office or in your circle of friends or family, they may become part of this statistic.
This is an important reminder to keep an eye on your body and don’t be embarrassed if you notice change. Go to the doctor, better to be safe than sorry. The Sydney Breast Cancer Foundation has created this great shower card I highly recommend you download and keep handy.
You can find out more info about Breast Cancer, including how to fundraise and volunteer with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Ellie Angel is our afternoons announcer on 2DayFM. You can hear her from 12:30pm - 4pm Monday to Friday.