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Amazon's Alexa Has A New Tool To Help Women Check Their Breasts For Cancer

Amazon's Alexa Has A New Tool To Help Women Check Their Breasts For Cancer

This month marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Amazon's Alexa has teamed up with Breast Cancer Care to help women check their breasts for cancer.

Women are encouraged to check their breasts for lumps or abnormalities once a month so they can familiarise themselves with how their breasts should normally look and feel.

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Credit: Breast Cancer Care
Credit: Breast Cancer Care

According to Breast Cancer Care, one-in-three women still don't know how to check their own breasts,their own breasts, but that could all be about to change as Amazon introduces a new tool on Alexa, which will take women through the process of examining themselves, step by step.

Not only this, the gadget will also inform users on eight common signs and symptoms of breast cancer to look out for.

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

Addie Mitchell, clinical nurse specialist at Breast Cancer Care, said: "We know a third of women in the UK aren't regularly checking their breasts, so having Alexa on hand to guide them will help empower many with the confidence to build this potentially lifesaving habit into their routine.

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"Whatever your age it's so important to get to know your breasts, and if you do spot anything unusual - be it a lump, redness or an inverted nipple - get it checked out by your GP."

Credit: Amazon
Credit: Amazon

The new tool will also provide woman diagnosed with breast cancer with information, inspiration and tips each day, which is a support network that everyone could benefit from.

Any women - or men - who'd like to access the tips and information can do so via Breast Cancer Care's end-of-care treatment app called BECCA Daily 5.

The tool is currently available for free on Amazon Alexa's skills section.

Anyone who has any questions about how to check their breasts, or has any concerns or queries about potential symptoms should contact Breast Cancer Care's expert nurses on 0808 800 6000.

Featured Image Credit: Pexels

Topics: Life News, Real, Amazon, Health

Emma Rosemurgey

Emma Rosemurgey is an NCTJ trained Junior Journalist at Tyla. She graduated from the University of Central Lancashire in Preston and started her career in regional newspapers before joining the team in 2017. Contact her on [email protected]

 

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