Breast cancer rates are rising rapidly. Today, as many as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives. In England, breast cancer incidence rates have increased by 90% in just one generation. It's time we tackled all the root causes of breast cancer.
Few of us realise that a key risk factor for breast cancer is our daily exposure to some of the synthetic and man–made chemicals that are found in our environment, food and everyday products.
Breast Cancer UK was formed in April 1999 and became a registered charity in August 2001. It's the only national charity dedicated to preventing people from developing breast cancer in the first place by tackling the chemical causes of the disease.
We are entirely independent. We don’t receive grants from Government or industry but rely on support from members of the public.
Breast Cancer UK was set up to advance the health of the public by reducing the incidence of breast cancer by identifying its causes and calling for a preventative approach. We do this by:
- Campaigning to encourage a preventative approach by calling for improvements in legislation and public health policies which reduce our exposure to chemicals associated with breast cancer;
- Raising awareness amongst members of the public about the links between exposure to harmful chemicals and breast cancers; and providing practical solutions to help reduce exposure;
- Supporting scientific research into the links between breast cancer and exposure to carcinogenic, hazardous and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
Please support us and help us to prevent breast cancer.