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Prevention is Better Than Cure

Write to your local candidates in the General Election and ask them to pledge their support to prevent breast cancer today.

Our manifesto: ‘Prevention is better than cure’ outlines 5 key pledges which could significantly improve breast cancer prevention policy.

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EDC Free Europe

Breast Cancer UK is part of a coalition of public interest groups across Europe spearheading a Call for Action to reduce our exposure to hormone disrupting chemicals (also called endocrine disrupting chemicals, or EDCs).

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Key facts about breast cancer

1 in 8

1 in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime

31%

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the UK – 31% of cancers diagnosed in women are breast cancer.

1 in 5

1 in 5 cases of breast cancer are in women under 50.

90%

Breast cancer rates in England have increased by 90% since records began in 1971.