The Orchid Project by SkinMedico
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women the UK with one woman diagnosed every 10 minutes
Before I started working in aesthetics. I worked in Palliative Care in different hospices around the South East and the Channel Islands. When I was young, I lost my aunt to breast cancer and in the last few years, I had several cases of cancer in my family. I have always felt the need to help people that go through these painful and difficult times and The Orchid Project is our humble way to help and support cancer patients in our local community. Providing free treatments while they undergo their cancer treatments.
Juan Lopez – SkinMedico Founder
Every two minutes someone in the UK is diagnosed with cancer
The price of the service
As mentioned above, these treatments are free for cancer patients that receive treatments as part of this project.
We only require a commitment from people having the treatments. That commitment is to create an artistic version of our orchid logo.
That would be the only payment required for enjoying a relaxing facial at our clinic. 😉
1 in 2 people in the UK born after 1960 will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. Females have the highest lifetime risk of breast, lung and bowel cancers. Males have the highest lifetime risk of prostate, lung and bowel cancers.
But more of us beat cancer than ever before. Survival rate has doubled since the 1970's
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Be Breast Aware
Be Breast Aware – The Five Point Code:
- Know what is normal for you
- Know what changes to look and feel for
- Look and feel
- Report any changes to your GP without delay
- Attend for routine breast screening, if you are over 50.
Breast awareness is about becoming familiar with your own breasts and how they change. It is important to know how your body normally looks and feels. Being breast aware is about knowing the usual shape and feel of your breasts and being able to recognise any changes.
There is no such thing as a standard breast and what is normal for one woman may not be for another. Your breasts will also look and feel different over time depending on the time of the month and your age.
To pick up potential problems at the earliest possible opportunity, you need to be aware of any changes in your breasts, which you can see in the images below. It is important to remember that these changes are not usually accompanied with any other symptoms such as tiredness or loss of energy.
If you find any changes from what is normal for you go to your GP without delay.
You are not wasting anyone’s time.
It is important to know that most changes are not cancer. But, reassurance and advice will always help, and the sooner a possible cancer is reported, the more simple treatment is likely to be. Changes to look for:
- A change in size or shape
- A lump or thickening
- Puckering or skin dimpling
- Nipple becoming drawn or changing direction
- Bleeding or discharge from the nipple
- Rash on or around the nipple
- Sudden roughness of the skin
- Swelling under the armpit or around the collar bone
- Constant pain in one part of your breast or in your armpit
More information can be found on the breastcancernow.org website.