Liv Aid is a simple device, cleared by the Food And Drug Administration in America, that makes breast exams easier and more comfortable. In the form of a heart-shaped, thin, silicone pillow filled with a non-toxic lubricant, Liv Aid reduces the friction between fingers and breast so you can move across the area you're examining more smoothly, which should make lumps easier to feel.
"Being a breast cancer 'thriver', I know that early detection is key to good breast health," says Olivia, whose cancer was diagnosed in 1992 but is now free from the disease.
Curves, the nationwide chain of women-only gyms, has started a campaign to distribute a million of the kits around the world during this current Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The kits also come with details of how you can sign up to free email alerts from Olivia about maintaining breast health.
Anyone booking a fitness assessment with the chain will be able to pick one up for free or they can be bought for £4.99 from Curves by calling 0800 1300544, which should direct you straight to your nearest gym. Visit www.curves.com for further details.