Journalism

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Sian Williams teamed up with actress and model Elizabeth Hurley to discuss breast cancer and encourage women to self-check their breasts in order to catch the illness as early as possible.

Elizabeth decided to join the campaign 26 years ago after her grandmother died of breast cancer.

“Nobody talked about it,” she told Sian in an interview for 5 News.

Although treatments and diagnoses have improved now, Elizabeth said women were still dying.

“One in eight women will still be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime,” she stressed.

Sian was diagnosed with breast cancer a week after her 50th birthday and had to undergo a double mastectomy.

Watch the full interview from 12 October 2021.