Bosom Buddies UK was founded in 2011; its main aim is to educate 15 to 16 year old school girls about the Signs and Symptoms of Breast Cancer and How to check themselves. We go into schools and teach the girls because this is the last time you can get to 90% of the female population.
Breast Cancer caught in its early stages requires minimal surgery and costs around £2,000. If it is not caught early, often, a Mastectomy is required, plus follow-up treatments like Chemotherapy and Radiotherapy, this treatment costs in the region of £25,000. Not only is there a need for the women to detect early, to save her undergoing radical treatment, causing great distress not only to her, but those close to her, it could also help save valuable NHS funds. 1 in 8 women will get Breast Cancer in their lifetime; our mission is to make Mastectomy and Chemo a rarity, not the norm.
Knowledge is power, to give these girls the tools to look after their own wellbeing is a wonderful thing. Bosom Buddies UK talks about other significant factors like alcohol abuse, using paraben free cosmetics and healthy eating. Educating young girls and boys on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and knowing how to check themselves could one day help save their lives.