One in three women diagnosed with breast cancer are aged over 70. A survey from Public Health England (PHE) indicates that many older women are unaware of the early warning signs of breast cancer (other than lumps), and are also more likely to delay going to their GP for advice or referral.
Breast cancer warning to older women. London: BBC Health News, July 13th 2015.
See also the resources available:
‘Breast cancer in women over 70’ campaign. London: Cancer Research UK, July 2015.
This relates to:
Breast cancer in women over 70 campaign: 13th July – September 6th 2015. London: Cancer Research UK, June 2015.
Public Health England’s Nationwide Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign
Public Health England’s “Be Clear on Cancer” campaign is aimed at women aged 70 and over, with a particular focus on raising awareness of lesser-known non-lump breast cancer symptoms. These symptoms include:
- Lump(s) or thickening in the breast or armpit.
- Changes to the skin of the breast.
- Changes in the shape or size of the breast.
- Nipple changes.
- Nipple discharge.
- Pain in the breast.
- Other unusual or persistent breast changes.
Public Health England launches nationwide breast cancer campaign. London: Public Health England (PHE), July 13th 2015.
Note: There is a Be Clear on Cancer: Breast Cancer in the Over 70s website.