Nhs choices breast cancer free
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. Most women diagnosed with breast cancer are over 50, but younger women can also get breast cancer. About one in eight women are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There's a good chance of recovery if it's detected in
Breast Cancer Now believes that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. NHS breast screening can prevent women dying from breast cancer. It is estimated that breast screening prevents about 1, 300 deaths from breast cancer every year in the UK, and the more women who attend, the more deaths can be prevented.
In the UK, breast cancer is the most common type of cancer among women. Approximately 45, 000 cases of breast cancer are diagnosed every year, usually in women who are over 50 years of age and who have reached menopause. However, it is possible for women of any age to be affected by breast cancer and, in rare cases, the condition can also affect men. Brought to you by NHS Choices
For more information about cervical cancer and breast cancer, see the 'related articles' section. A NHS screening programme for bowel cancer is being rolled out across England, and is already in place in many Primary Care Trusts (PCTs). It is hoped that full coverage will be achieved by the beginning of 2009.
Predict is an online tool that helps patients and clinicians see how different treatments for early invasive breast cancer might improve survival rates after surgery. It is endorsed by the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC).
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. About 12, 000 women in the UK die of breast cancer every year. Survival from the disease has been improving over time, and now about 3 out of 4 women diagnosed with breast cancer are alive 10 years later. Your risk of getting breast cancer
Breast cancer is often thought of as a condition that only affects women, but men can also develop it. It's much less common in men than women, with only around 1 new case of breast cancer diagnosed for every 100, 000 men (about 350 to 400 cases) in the UK each year.
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