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Clinical statement about the European cancer statistics

LauraE_BCC
Wednesday, 29 February, 2012 - 09:21

Commenting on a paper ‘European cancer mortality predictions for the year 2012’ in the Annals of Oncology which anticipates a substantial reduction in deaths from breast cancer, Jackie Harris, Clinical Nurse Specialist for Breast Cancer Care said:  

'It is extremely encouraging to hear that despite growing incidence, breast cancer mortality rates across age groups are predicted to drop significantly in 2012.

'Newer treatments and improved, more targeted treatment regimes continue to make a significant difference to chances of survival. At the same time better breast awareness and breast screening have meant earlier detection and greater participation in clinical trials. 

'It must not be forgotten that while the chances of survival increase, the need for support for those affected is growing. Breast cancer remains overwhelmingly the most common cancer affecting women in the UK[1] accounting for a third of all new cases. Around 50,000 new cases will be diagnosed this year.' 

ENDS

Notes to editors:

About Breast Cancer Care

When breast cancer and its treatment overshadow everything, we see the woman underneath. Breast Cancer Care is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to providing emotional and practical support for anyone affected. Visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk or call our free helpline on 0808 800 6000.


[1]There were 48,034 new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in the UK in 2008 accounting for 31% of cancer cases in women 47,693 diagnoses in women and 341 diagnoses (less than 1%) in men. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the UK, accounting for 17,960 (12%) of cases in 2008. Statistics taken from Cancer Research UK. 

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what about Cryotherapy in  BC

what about Cryotherapy in  BC and Photodynamic therapy instead of radiotherapy. Supposedly there are 40 hospitals for the former but i am having trouble tracking them down.chris callaway

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