Peter Andre's wife urges regular breast checks after Sarah Harding's tragic death
Peter Andre's wife Emily has urged people to have regular breast checks, for any lumps or bumps, in the wake of Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding's tragic death from breast cancer.
Emily, who works for the NHS as a qualified doctor, has often spoken out about medical issues, especially during the height of the coronavirus pandemic.
Writing in her OK! column, Emily has shared her sadness at Sarah's passing on September 5, after she lost her cancer battle.
Emily wrote that it was "incredibly sad" that Sarah had died and that it "doesn't feel real" as she was a "fun, outgoing and lovely person who had so much life ahead of her."
The mum-of-two said that she works with Cancer Research UK and charities like CoppaFeel and helps to encourage women to regularly self-examine their breasts, with a suggestion that it should be done every month.
Emily wrote: "By Sarah’s bravery in talking about her diagnosis, I just hope that some younger women may feel empowered to start examining themselves.
"After Jade Goody passed away, there was an increase in the amount of women getting smear tests – so many women would have been saved after seeing Jade’s journey."
Emily praised the celebrities who have shared their tragic journeys, as they have helped to "inspire others" in the battle against breast cancer.
She continued: "It takes such courage to share your most difficult moments with the world in order to inspire others, and I admire anyone who can do that."
The doctor finished by giving advice as to how checks should be done and when: "You should check your breasts once a month. Ideally, around the same time every month, a few days after your period ends so your breasts are less likely to be swollen or tender.
"Also, changes in hormone levels can impact how your breasts feel. If you feel a change, then please don’t hesitate to go to your GP."
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