I find hearing such stories of how people have managed their cancer and found purpose and meaning in their lives totally uplifting. Below is my two minute interview with Kris after her talk in Guildford - and I also recommend her Do Lecture talk which tells her story and how she set up the charity, Coppafeel! See:
Of course it is worth mentioning that men also have some breast tissue in their chest and under their armpit, so it is important they get anything unusual checked out too. Almost 400 men are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK every year.
*Statistics from Breast Cancer Care and Coppafeel website. See more about Coppafeel! at: https://coppafeel.org/
• 1 in 8 women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime.
• Around 400 men are diagnosed every year.
• Breast cancer is still the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women under 40.*
• Every year in the UK, around 5,000 women under the age of 45 are diagnosed with breast cancer.*