Breast Cancer Care launches Amazon Alexa advice tools

Breast Cancer Care has become the latest charity to link up with the voice activated device to support their digital campaigning.

Joe Lepper | 26th Oct 18
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Breast Cancer Care has launched an Amazon Alexa tool to offer women advice on spotting the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

The Amazon Alexa skill, called Taking care of your breasts, aims to make women more confident about carrying out a breast check and spot warning signs.

“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,” said Breast Cancer Care’s Clinical Specialist Nurse Addie Mitchell.

“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.”

Daily tips app also available via Alexa

Breast Cancer Care has also made information from BECCA, its end of treatment support app for those who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, available as an Alexa skill.

BECCA offers five daily tips on coping with the long-term impact of breast cancer, covering issues such as diet, exercise, mental health and body image.

The charity is the latest to link up with Amazon Alexa. Earlier this week the British Heart Foundation announced it had become the first charity in the world to create a skill enabling Alexa users to make donations to its shops. It is also the first UK charity to accept donations via Alexa through Amazon pay.