October 2019 – Breast Awareness- know your lemons

Julie Hodgins came to talk to us about breast awareness. Though some of our members were concerned that the focus of the talk would be about cancer and cause alarm, they couldn’t have been more wrong!
the talk was full of positive messages.

Julie talked about the importance of screening and how early detection of problems, makes a big difference to outcomes and survival rates. She also told us how to reduce risk factors.

Her good news messages were that there are very good survival rates following detection of problems and the rates continue to improve.

She described the different pathways for breast imaging, explaining that one pathway is for well women and another for women with problems.

We also had the opportunity to practice detecting breast lumps on her teaching aids! Overall, it was an excellent evening, which included laughter and of course, cake!