Having a good friend die a year ago yesterday of Breast Cancer, which was especially hard as initially she had been given the all clear, it is good to see that ITV are trying to help to raise money for important research to stop this happening to other women around the world.
So it’s day two of Lorraine’s Bin Your Bra campaign and they are asking the nation to donate their old bras to raise money for vital research into breast cancer.
With a staggering 94 per cent of women not able to name the five common signs and symptoms of breast cancer, Dr Hilary Jones does a live breast examination on our model in the studio, to show women how they can check their breasts correctly.
Against Breast Cancer research focuses on identification of factors which influence the ability of breast cancer to spread to secondary organs – the development of metastases.
Uniquely the projects undertaken address three interlinked areas which may influence the patient outcome: Diet and lifestyle, molecules of the immune system and cancer cell biology. They are developing a test for recurrent breast cancer. More information can be found by clicking on the pictures and links.