We believe far more can be done to help prevent breast cancer. That's why we think it's time to move beyond breast cancer awareness to preventative action so that fewer people, their friends and families, experience the devastating impacts of the disease.
Breast cancer rates are rising rapidly. Today, as many as 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. In England, incidence rates have increased amongst women by 90% and amongst men by as much as 60% in just one generation. We want all of the root causes of breast cancer to be tackled so that these rates reduce.
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. We need to reduce our exposure to these harmful chemicals to stop breast cancer before it starts.
Breast Cancer UK was formed in April 1999. We:
- Campaign 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;
- Raise 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;
- Support scientific research into the links between breast cancer and exposure to carcinogenic, hazardous and endocrine disrupting chemicals.
We are entirely independent. We don’t receive grants from Government or industry but rely on support from members of the public. Please support us and help us to prevent breast cancer.