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Saturday 24 February 2018

Women 'too scared' to check breasts

One-third of women do not check their breasts for possible cancerous tumours because they are scared of what they might find, research suggests.

And only one in 10 women who regularly check their breasts said they did so because they were scared of getting the disease, a survey found.

More than half (55pc) said they would be more likely to check their breasts if it was integrated into their grooming routine, according to the Avon Breast Promise report, which surveyed 2,000 British women.

Psychologist Janet Reibstein said: "Breast checking needs to start young. As a young woman, not only are you becoming conscious of your body but it's the point in your life when you set up many routines that will last a lifetime."

Irish Independent

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