Breast Cancer Awareness 2022

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Here at Barry M we understand the importance of prioritising checking yourself regularly and that’s why we love CoppaFeel! so much. We have a very special project coming soon with CoppaFeel! so keep those eyes peeled…
CoppaFeel! was founded in 2009 by Kristin Hallenga and her twin sister Maren after Kris was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer at the age of 23.
After finding a lump at 22, Kris was told the news that she had incurable breast cancer. Kris was unaware that breast cancer could affect people in their twenties, and it struck her that there was very little information out there for young people.

Although Kris will always live with cancer, she wanted to get the message out there to young people that catching cancer early means you have a higher chance of surviving and recovering.
The idea for CoppaFeel! was born.
With 1 in 7 women in the UK being diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime, and 400 men being diagnosed each year, it’s important we do all we can to help raise awareness. Checking your boobs, pecs or chest and knowing the symptoms could save your life, keep reading for the full guide.
Source: CoppaFeel!
Signs & Symptoms
Getting to know your boobs is super important when checking for changes! It’s not just lumps you need to be aware of; swelling, texture change, rashes, discharge and constant, unusual breast pain are also symptoms of breast cancer. Check out the super useful graphic above and if in doubt, get checked professionally!
How to Check your Boobs
Checking your chest regularly will help you get to know what’s normal for you, so you’re sure to spot any changes if they arise! It's also important to check up to your collarbone and under your armpits. Check out THIS VIDEO from our friends over at CoppaFeel! with the full guide on how to check and get to what's normal for you.
5 Facts you might not know about Breast Cancer
  1. Breast Cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK.
  2. More than 1 in 10 breast cancer cases are diagnosed late in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  3. Breast cancer survival rate has doubled in the past 40 years.
  4. Although not as common, men can get breast cancer too.
  5. Around 2,300 women in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer aged 39 or under. 
If remembering to check your chest every month might be a task for you, then sign up to CoppaFeel!’s FREE handy text reminder here!
Barry M x CoppaFeel! coming soon…