Member of Parliament for Delyn, Rob Roberts and his team have today “worn it pink” in order to raise awareness of breast cancer on #wearitpink day.
Around 55,000 women and 370 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the UK. In Wales, the equivalent of 54 people a week get diagnosed with breast cancer. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Rob is urging everyone to check themselves regularly and to speak to their doctor if they find anything unusual.
Health services have adapted to shield patients from COVID-19 as much as possible to ensue that cancer screening can continue.
Donning a bright pink t-shirt, Rob has said:
“As someone whose sister is currently, and sadly, again going through cancer treatment for the second time in two years, I completely understand the amount of difficulty and heartache that cancer causes to families across Wales.
“I want to take the opportunity today to thank our wonderful NHS staff who care for our families during this dreadful time, and all of the specialised services such as Macmillan Nurses and Marie Curie.
“Please be sure to check yourself and speak to a doctor if you are unsure.”
For more information on signs and symptoms, and how to check your breasts visit https://breastcancernow.org/information-support/have-i-got-breast-cancer/signs-symptoms-breast-cancer