Aug 21, 2023

Morrisons' bras and pants carry NHS cancer check label

The NHS has teamed up with Morrisons supermarket to put extra labels in underwear reminding people to see their GP if they spot potential symptoms of breast or testicular cancer. Symptoms of breast cancer can include a lump or change in the look, shape or feel of one or both breasts. Testicular cancer may present as a painless swelling or a lump in one of the testicles or any change in shape or texture of the testicles. NHS England's National Director for Cancer, Dame Cally Palmer, said: "This is the first time the whole of the NHS has worked with a national supermarket brand to put health messaging on clothing, with the aim of encouraging thousands more people to be body aware, so they can spot new or unexplained changes that might be cancer symptoms early, and contact their GP practice for checks if concerned."Cancer survival is at an all-time high - survival for both breast and testicular cancers has improved significantly over the last 50 years and we're seeing more people than ever before diagnosed at an early stage - and this partnership with Morrisons is just one of the many ways we are ensuring people are aware of potential cancer symptoms. Around 2,300 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer each year in the UK. Although it is relatively uncommon overall, it is the most common type of cancer to affect men between the ages of 15 and 49.

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