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Chilcote Surgery

Hampton Avenue, St. Marychurch, Torquay, TQ1 3LA

Telephone: 01803 316333

chilcote.surgery@nhs.net

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104 Chatto Road, Torquay, TQ1 4HY

Breast Cancer Awareness, 1st-31st October

Posted on October 4th, 2023

We often think that the sign of breast cancer is a lump on the breast, which it can be; however, there are also other signs that could indicate something is wrong. These changes could be as simple as a rash or a slight change in the appearance of the nipple. If you notice any changes, it’s important to make an appointment with your GP practice. https://breastcancernow.org/information-support/check-your-breasts/learn-signs-breast-cancer

There are 12 symptoms of breast cancer. Do you know what all 12 would be? Know Your Lemons has a fantastic and easy-to-understand set of graphics which explain what’s normal in breast tissue. https://knowyourlemons.org

If you’re a trans-man, trans-woman, or identify as non-binary, your risk of cancer and screening for some cancers may be affected. You can help to ensure you don’t miss any vital screening opportunities. This guidance from Cancer Research is helpful in determining any altered risk or screening changes. https://www.cancerresearchuk.org/ab…reening/trans-and-non-binary-cancer-screening

Breast cancer is rare in men, but can occur – more often if you’re over the age of 60. If you’re experiencing unusual changes in your chest, you should ask your GP practice to check these for you. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/breast-cancer-in-men/

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  • Monday
    08:00am to 06:00pm
    Phone lines open at 8am
  • Tuesday
    07:30am to 06:00pm
    Phone lines open at 8am
  • Wednesday
    07:30am to 06:00pm
    Phone lines open at 8am
  • Thursday
    07:30am to 06:00pm
    Phone lines open at 8am
  • Friday
    07:30am to 06:00pm
    Phone lines open at 8am
  • Saturday
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  • Sunday
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