Doctors have created an online guide to breast health as part of a national campaign.

Consultants from the Clementine Churchill Hospital in Harrow-on-the-Hill have put together the resource for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The hospital is encouraging women to learn more about breast health and hopes the guide will help them understand their bodies better.

Mr Jason Lee, a consultant breast surgeon at the hospital, said: “Breast health is something that can so easily be overlooked but the recent statistics show that with increased awareness and through high-profile media campaigns we can influence the behaviour of women across the UK.

“But we must never become complacent and always have to look for new ways to get the message across.

"That is why, as a doctor, it is vitally important to be involved in high profile events such as Breast Cancer Awareness Month to encourage more women to take control of their breast health.

“Across the course of their life, every woman in the UK will have a one in eight chance of developing the disease.

“But, with early diagnosis and intervention you can make the first positive steps to increase your chances of successful treatment.

“If you suspect or notice a lump or change in your breast it is imperative you visit your GP straight away.”

Those wanting to read the guide can do so by clicking here.