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Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2013

Breast Cancer Awareness Month takes place every October to promote the importance of breast awareness and highlight the issues facing people affected by breast cancer. Every year, around 55,000 women and 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK. Currently more than half a million people in the UK are living with and beyond breast cancer.

There are plenty of ways you can get involved with Breast Cancer Awareness Month including sharing the breast awareness message with your friends and followers, supporting our work, finding out about our campaigns or, if you're a journalist, you can download our press pack.

We'll be annoucing more as we get closer to October so check back here to find out what else is going on.

1. Be breast aware

4067 Changes to look and feel forThe breast awareness five-point code*

  1. You should know what is normal for you.
  2. Know what changes to look for.
  3. Look and feel.
  4. Tell your GP about any changes straight away.
  5. Go for breast screening when invited.

*Department of Health 2009

Download or order the mini-guide Taking care of your breasts

Share breast awareness on Facebook

2. Get involved


Body image after breast cancer

Breast cancer and its treatment can have a huge impact on the way a woman feels about her body and how she sees herself. Everyone has to find their own way of facing these challenges; many women need support to discover what works for them.

Find out more

Secondary breast cancer awareness day

13 October is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the day is about
publicising the issues affecting people with secondary breast cancer.

Find out more

3. Support us


Turn your Friday Pink

Dress pink, eat pink, party pink or work pink. How you turn your Friday pink is up to you.

It doesn’t matter how pink you go, we just need you to join the thousands who’ll be raising money during October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.


 Find out more about Pink Fridays


4. Press

If you're a journalist the Breast Cancer Awareness Month press pack is full of breast cancer facts and information about what's happening throughout the month.

We speak to people affected by breast cancer every day, so we're uniquely placed to source compelling case studies. We can supply stories to illustrate features about body image, sex and relationships and younger women with breast cancer among others.

Get in touch with the Press team