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Cancer is something that will sadly affect most of us at some point in our lives, whether we have been directly affected or will know a friend or family member facing this.

Melbourn Community Hub is working with health professionals from Addenbrookes and the GP surgery to raise awareness of one of the most common cancers to help with early detection and prevention.

After one of the Hub’s volunteers began treatment for breast cancer, the Hub organised a breast health awareness evening in the Hub’s Atrium, presented by Dr Elizabeth Cox of the Cambridge breast unit at Addenbrookes titled “know your lemons”. This refers to the use of the fruit as part of a campaign to demonstrate the various changes that can occur in the breast that we should be alert to. Some people do not realise that cancer of the breast affects both men and women, so the message is that all of us should be checking regularly. Knowing what to look for is vital for early detection and to give us the best chance of recovery.

For more information on breast health awareness see www.knowyourlemons.com.