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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October, Australia’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, provides an opportunity for us all to focus on breast cancer and its impact on those affected by the disease in our community.

Breast cancer remains the most common cancer among Australian women (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer). Survival rates continue to improve in Australia with 89 out of every 100 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer now surviving five or more years beyond diagnosis.

Take the time this month to find out what you need to know about breast awareness and share this important information with your family, friends and colleagues.

Finding breast cancer early provides the best chance of surviving the disease. Remember you don’t need to be an expert or use a special technique to check your breasts.

Be Breast aware…..
Changes to look for include:
•a new lump or lumpiness, especially if it’s only in one breast
•a change in the size or shape of your breast
•a change to the nipple, such as crusting, ulcer, redness or inversion
•a nipple discharge that occurs without squeezing
•a change in the skin of your breast such as redness or dimpling
•an unusual pain that doesn’t go away.

Most changes aren’t due to breast cancer but it’s important to see your doctor without delay if you notice any of these changes.

A breast cancer diagnosis can devastate a family. And those who recover can be away from work and/or family duties for months. Crisis Recovery cover, also known as Trauma cover, pays you a lump sum should you be diagnosed with a specified illness like cancer.

Interestingly there’s still a stigma in Australia associated with insuring yourself or your family. Most of us understand the value and benefits of insuring our car against damage and our house against floods, earthquakes, fires and other disasters. Have you considered insuring against illnesses and injuries that can have an even more devastating impact on our lives?

Talk to us today to see if your policy is up to date? Are you looking for a more affordable policy? If you are unsure as to whether your current Insurance policies are right for you, give us a call on 07 3806 5222 or email us at – we offer a free, no obligation review of your current insurances – it’s just part of the service we include to all of our clients!

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Retrieved online from: AIA Australia Limited-Coping financially with breast cancer

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