health checks did not protect Karen against breast cancer
the moment, a breast check is not routinely included in the examination.
It meant that Karen's cancer became metastatic and was only discovered
when a care assistant noticed blood on her top. She only lived for another
2 years afterwards.
you make sure that the tragedy that happened to Karen does not happen
to your relative?
Ask your GP to examine
the person's breasts if female or to examine the testicles if male.
If you are confident enough you could do this yourself but the GP knows
what to check for and it avoids any problems if your examination could
be misconstrued as assault.
Also show your relative
this Touch Look Check (TLC) poster from Breakthrough
Cancer periodically perhaps from their teens - it is very clear
and could save their life if they know what they are looking for.