A NEW breast cancer roadshow will be stopping off in Bolton from today.

The mobile service, funded through the official charity partnership between Breast Cancer Care and The Football Association, is touring England to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

The bus will be at Victoria Square today and Tuesday, and Middlebrook Retail Park on Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am to 4pm.

Knowing what warning signs to look for can lead to earlier detection of breast cancer. This can be crucial in providing more effective treatment and, ultimately, saving lives.

Every year around 42,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in England – that’s the equivalent of more than 100 people a day. This is predicted to rise to almost 50,000 by 20201.

Breast Cancer Care and The FA are coming into the heart of the community to urge people to check their breasts regularly for any unusual changes.

Breast Cancer Care staff and trained volunteers will be on board the bus to provide breast health information and encourage women of all ages and backgrounds to get to know their breasts.

Manveet Basra, Roadshow Manager, said: “Anyone can be at risk of breast cancer, no matter what their age, gender or ethnicity, so it’s really important that people are aware of any unusual changes in their breasts, and act quickly if they are worried about anything.

“People can visit our bus to ask questions about breast cancer and find out more about the signs and symptoms. All information and support is free and confidential, and there’s no need to make an appointment.”

For more information visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk/roadshow or call Breast Cancer Care free on 0808 800 6000 for support.