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Breast cancer challenge

20 October, 2017

• A REPORT by Breast Cancer Now highlights how much more needs to be done to save the lives of people with breast cancer.

Although more women are surviving breast cancer than ever before, it is still the most common cancer in the UK, with more than 50,000 women diagnosed with the disease each year. Every year around 11,500 women die of breast cancer in the UK.

The report uncovered issues that need to be addressed. These include the ability to access effective medicines to prevent and treat breast cancer, concerns about having enough specialist cancer doctors and nurses, and pressures within the NHS.

It is critical that progress is made across these areas, particularly as the number of those living with and beyond breast cancer is expected to rise.

That’s why I have emailed my MP asking for action to ensure that Breast Cancer Now can achieve its vision that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live. I would encourage others to visit www.breastcancernow.org/goodenough2017

CATHERINE WOOD
Bunhill Row, EC1

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