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Breast cancer checks a must for women, says DJ

4CC's Clare Wootton is promoting the 'I Touch Myself' project encouraging breast cancer self checks.
4CC's Clare Wootton is promoting the 'I Touch Myself' project encouraging breast cancer self checks. Luka Kauzlaric

4CC DRIVE announcer Clare Wootton doesn't think anyone should wait around to have a personal cancer experience before jumping on board to promote breast cancer self-checks.

"It's so easy to do and you need to be proactive," she said.

"It's something I'd never done before, and this project is bringing the attention to it that it needs."

4CC has helped '80s rock icons the Divinyls get back in the charts all in the name of breast cancer awareness.

A cover of the Divinyls biggest hit I Touch Myself is currently 23 in the iTunes charts, with the version featuring a star-studded line-up of Australia's leading female musicians including Kate Ceberano, Katie Noonan, Sarah Blasko, Little Pattie and Olivia Newton-John.

Chrissy Amphlett, who died in April 2013 following her dual battle with multiple sclerosis and breast cancer, was a strong advocate for breast cancer awareness and it was her wish for the song to become an anthem for spreading awareness about the importance of touching ourselves for early detection of the disease.

Ms Wootton chatted on air to Mater Hospital's nursing director Deb Wright, who went over the five steps to check your breasts.

Topics:  breast cancer gladstone health radio



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