Did you know that the incidence of breast cancer in Australia is on the rise? It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia and can affect both men and women. Thanks to breast cancer research, if detected early, it is now largely treatable! Whilst survival rates have significantly improved as a result of research, unfortunately 56 Australian lives are still lost to the disease every week.
That’s why members of our Floreat team took part in the Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink.
Whist improving community awareness, Triathlon Pink also aims to raise funds to help the National Breast Cancer Foundation to continue the life changing research that they do.
Early detection of breast cancer is the key to saving lives and we encourage you to ask yourself:
- Am I doing my monthly self-check?
-please visit the site below for an easy to follow a step by step guide
- Am I up to date with my mammogram?
-mammograms should be done at least 2 yearly, starting at age 50 (earlier if you have a significant family history or risk factors).
- Do I have any concerns about my breast health?
-If yes, please do not hesitate to discuss this with one of our friendly doctors.