Superdrug to become first high street store to offer breast cancer checks

Love Island's Olivia Buckland promoting the scheme. Credit: PA

Superdrug has announced that it will be offering breast examinations to its customers.  

The high street shop has teamed up with charity CoppaFeel! to offer no touch session at 56 locations across the country. 

This comes after research carried out by the store found that 82% of women and 63% of men feel uncomfortable speaking about changes in their breasts. 

During the appointment’s nurses will explain how to check your breasts at home and offer advice and tips. 

Love Island’s Olivia Buckland has backed the new scheme after finding a lump herself. 

She told the Daily Mirror: “After finding a lump in my own breast in the past and having it removed, the chance to work with CoppaFeel! and Superdrug really resonated with me.

People will be able to book appointments across 56 locations. Credit: PA

“It’s amazing that Superdrug is now offering this service on the high street with their friendly, trained nurses, making it accessible for everyone to have a breast or pec checking conversation.”

Bosses hope this new venture will educate both men and women on the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. 

Carrie Newson, head of healthcare services at the retailer said: “We are absolutely delighted to be supporting CoppaFeel! in helping people understand how to check their breasts or pecs through offering this additional consultation within our Superdrug nursing clinic appointments.”

Superdrug hope to see at least 100,000 men and women attending sessions in the first year. 

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