MSP for Orkney Liam McArthur, is supporting the ‘Wear It Pink’ campaign for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The campaign, organised by Breast Cancer Now, is encouraging fundraising by wearing pink on Friday 20th October.
Breast Cancer Now statistics show that every year in Scotland around 4,800 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as around 30 men – around 94 people a week.
Some common symptoms of breast cancer can include changes in the size or shape of one or both breasts, a lump or swelling in either of armpit, and dimpling on the skin of the breasts. More symptoms can be found on the NHS inform website.
Commenting, Mr McArthur said:
“I’m glad to once again support the Wear it Pink campaign, which I’ve had great fun with in previous years. Fundraising efforts like these are vital for supporting additional research that can bring down the number of deaths from breast cancer.
“It’s also really important that people take action to help spot breast cancer early. The NHS advice is for people to contact their GP if they find a lump in their breast or any other noticeable changes, as well as attending screenings that offered.
“The work of charities like Breast Cancer Now is vital in our efforts to prevent and treat cancer, and I’m happy to once again be supporting these efforts.”