Breast Cancer Awareness with Look Fantastic
This week on the Look Fantastic beauty blog, we have dedicated our posts to Breast Cancer to mark National Breast Cancer Awareness week. With some great brands on our website who support Breast Cancer Awareness, such as Look Good Feel Better, Elemis, Deborah Lippmann and Bourjois, now is the perfect time to think about Christmas presents, and buy gifts which will not only put a smile on someone’s face, but contribute to making a difference to someone’s life. Please click here to view our previous blog post on our favourite products!
What is Breast Cancer?
There are several types of breast cancer which can be diagnosed at various different stages and grow at very different rates. It begins when breast cells begin to divide themselves and grow in irregular ways.
The most commonly diagnosed cancer in the UK; breast cancer affects close to 55,000 people every year, while 350 of those diagnosed are men. The biggest risk factors for developing the disease are highlighted by the Breast Cancer Care charity as age, gender and family history. Statistics from the charity show that over 80% of all types of breast cancers occur in women who are above the age of 50.
Early detection, alongside an increased understanding of the disease is extremely important in its prevention, which is why charities such as Breast Cancer Care are vital in our fight against cancer. Now, the charity states that more than 8 out of 10 people diagnosed with the disease survive breast cancer beyond 5 years, while more than 75% of those survive it beyond 10; a number we want to keep raising.
With charities such as Breast Cancer Care and Look Good Feel Better working tirelessly to make a difference in the lives of people touched by the disease, it is more important than ever to do everything we can to support them in winning the fight against cancer. Look Fantastic is proud to stock products from brands who contribute donations to these charities; simply look out for the pink seal and each one you buy will make a difference to someone touched by this terrible disease.
Signs and symptoms
There are various signs and symptoms that you can look out for when checking for breast cancer, as outlined by Breast Cancer Care below.
Make sure to check your breasts regularly for any changes that may occur; remembering to check all parts of the breast area, including your armpits and up to your collarbone. While most breast changes are completely normal or due to a benign rather than cancerous breast condition, it is important to note any changes to your doctor so that you can be 100% sure.
If you would like to share any tips or great products which donate to the cause, then please leave us a comment below!