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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Every year nearly 55,000 people are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, the equivalent of 150 people every day or one person every 10 minutes.

The number of people being diagnosed is increasing but the good news is that survival rates are improving, and early detection is key.

The facts:

  • 1 in 8 women in the UK will develop breast cancer in their lifetime
  • Nearly 12,000 people die each year from breast cancer
  • 80% of breast cancer occur in women over the age of 50
  • Not all breast cancers show up as lumps, and not all breast lumps are breast cancer.

Learn how to check your breasts no matter what age or sex! Remember men can get breast cancer too.

Read some real life stories and visit www.breastcancercare.org.uk to find out more.