Dr Richard Simpson MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife has joined forces with breast cancer charity Breakthrough Breast Cancer to help increase breast awareness in his constituency by taking part in the charity’s Touch Look Check campaign.
Touch Look Check (or TLC) is Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s breast awareness message and encourages women to Touch, Look and Check their breast’s regularly. A survey recently undertaken by the charity showed that only half of women in Scotland regularly checked their breasts.
Dr Richard Simpson MSP said:
“Breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting women in Scotland with over 4000 women diagnosed every year. Each year around 1000 women die from breast cancer in Scotland.
“An early diagnosis of breast cancer can help save lives. This is why I am pleased to help spread Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Touch, Look, Check message to my constituents via my office, website, local press, and social media.
Audrey Birt, Director of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland, said:
“While more women are surviving breast cancer it is vital that women stay breast aware. Our message is as simple as TLC – Touch, Look, Check. Do this by regularly touching, looking for changes and checking anything unusual with your doctor and attending breast screening if you are over 50, as these are the best ways to identify breast cancer early. If you find any unusual changes or are worried by anything, you should talk to your GP straight away.”
“I am delighted that Dr Richard Simpson is helping to spread this important message.”