Morning television isn’t always where hard-hitting journalism happens.
Generally, it’s lighthearted banter and musical interludes from performers fresh from a tour of the local RSLs, interspersed with infomercials for leggings that look like jeans (but not really).
Yesterday morning on Studio 10, though, we got a lot more than we bargained for, in the form of a pair of human breasts, without the nipple blurred and nary a push-up bra in sight.
The purpose of the segment wasn’t to titillate or amuse — it was to help save lives.
Watch the segment here… Post continues after video.
The model to whom the breasts belong calmly demonstrated the correct way to conduct a self breast-examination.
It’s something a lot of women either don’t know how to do, or do incorrectly. We should all get a handle on it, though because one in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer before they reach the age of 85, according to the McGrath Foundation.
Women over the age of 50 are encouraged to have a mammogram every two years, but as with all forms of cancer, the earlier cancer is detected, the better the chance of survival.