Pink Power Breast Health Education

Did you know?

  • 1 in 9 women develop breast cancer in the course of their lifetime
  • Only 5 – 10% of cases are hereditary
  • Risk increases with age*.

Awareness saves lives. Learn about the signs and symptoms below.

Breast Health Education Guides

How to self-check

Get into a standing or reclining position:

Look and feel for changes:

With fingertips close together, gently probe each breast using one of the three patterns below.

Download the FREE Breast Cancer Ireland App

The app includes a discreet monthly reminder for your phone and a step by step video guide on how to perform a self-breast examination.

Learn more

Important: While some participants are diagnosed with breast or prostate cancer through the programme, it is not a screening programme. The assessment provided only reflects a point in time. No test or exam will pick up every case of breast cancer or prostate cancer. Therefore, if you have signs and/or symptoms that are concerning for breast or prostate cancer, now or in the future, please consult with your own GP without delay.

*Source: Breast Cancer Ireland, January, 2024.   

All information contained in these leaflets was supplied by Breast Cancer Ireland and is correct as of November 2023.

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