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App helps women remember to check their breasts

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Breast Cancer Now, the charity created by the merger of leading research charities Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer, has launched an new app to help women check their breasts.

The goal for the charity is to get at least 50,000 women to download it in the next year, which is the same amount of women who are currently diagnosed with breast cancer every year in Britain.

Breast Cancer Now say that if every woman regularly checked her breasts, 1,500 lives a year would be saved. At the moment around half of all women in Britain don’t check on a regular basis. The number one reason given? People simply forget.

Each month more than 4,000 British women will receive the news that they have breast cancer, equating to one every 10 minutes.

The #BreastCheckNow app, available for free from the App Store or Google Play, has been created to make it as easy as possible for women to remember to check.

Baroness Delyth Morgan, CEO at Breast Cancer Now, says: “Our free Breast Check Now app makes it easy to remember to check – you just set a plan for yourself that fits with your life. We believe if every woman regularly checked her breasts, 1,500 lives a year could be saved.

“Checking your breasts is simple, quick and easy, and you decide how often feels right. The main thing is that you do keep doing it.”

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