Macmillan Cancer Support's Reaction To New Statistics On Breast Cancer, UK
Jane Maher, Chief Medical Officer at Macmillan Cancer Support said:
'These figures confirm what Macmillan professionals are seeing on the ground, that breast cancer is continuing to increase.
'There is some good news in that earlier diagnosis and better treatments mean that more women are surviving their cancer. In fact, there are now almost 550,000 women living with a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK . Therefore it is vitally important that resources are better used to ensure women get the care and support they need to have a good quality of life after treatment.'
 Data as at the end of 2008. Maddams J, et al. Cancer prevalence in the United Kingdom: estimates for 2008. British Journal of Cancer. 2009. 101: 541-547.
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