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A BREAST cancer charity is encouraging people in Hampshire to look for signs of the disease.

Today is the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Breakthrough Breast Cancer said that when unprompted, 94 per cent of women in the south, could not name five common signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

A YouGov survey of 1,000 found 87 per cent of women in the region correctly mentioned a lump as one of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

In response, the charity has launched its Touch, Look, Check, awareness campaign.

People are encouraged to look for the following five signs:

· A lump, which may not be seen, but felt.

· Dimpling or puckering of skin.

· Change in appearance or direction of nipples.

· Nipple discharge.

· Crusting or rash around the breast.

To find out more about being breast cancer aware and the signs, visit the website breakthrough.org.uk