(Picture: PA)Superdrug will now offer in-store consultations to check for breast cancer symptoms, as part of a new partnership with CoppaFeel!
The breast cancer awareness charity and Superdrug’s no-touch consultations will be carried out in the store’s health clinics across the country.
The new service went live yesterday, 19 March.
To have the screening done, you will need to pre-book a nurse appointment in any of the 56 clinics.
You’ll then be sat down with a trained nurse who will show you how to check your breasts properly for cancer symptoms.
You’ll be taught how to give yourself an examination, and also how often you should be doing it.
Signs and symptoms of breast cancer:
According to Macmillan, signs and symptoms of breast cancer include:
a lump in the breast
a change in the size or shape of the breast
dimpling of the skin or thickening in the breast tissue
a nipple that’s turned in (inverted)
a rash (like eczema) on the nipple
discharge from the nipple
swelling or a lump in the armpit
pain or discomfort in the breast that doesn’t go away.
The appointments are completely free of charge, but must be booked in advance – with Superdrug hoping to carry out over 100,000 appointments in the first year.
Former Love Island star Olivia Buckland is fronting Superdrug and Coppafeel’s new campaign after she experienced a cancer scare herself.
Sophie Dopierala, Director of Education and Health Comms at CoppaFeel! said: ‘Our annual research shows for most women who aren’t checking their breasts, knowledge on what to look for remains the main barrier.
(Picture: PA)‘We are delighted to announce our partnership with Superdrug. Using their trained nurses to encourage people on how to check their boobs or pecs will ensure we are reaching a whole new audience with the breast awareness message.’
Dr Pixie McKenna, Superdrug’s health and wellbeing ambassador, added: ‘Once you know how simple checking your breasts is, it can save your life.
‘I am so pleased to see Superdrug nurses will be taking this initiative to all patients, everyone should be able to check whether on themselves or a partner, or even talking it through with a friend – the more conversations the better.’
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