Why are so many of us getting breast cancer?
Jon Davies, running his first London 10K
for Breast Cancer UK
Breast Cancer UK is an independent charity that relies on the support of the public. If you want to help prevent breast cancer there are many ways you can support Breast Cancer UK.
Breast Cancer UK is the only UK-wide charity dedicated to preventing breast cancer by campaigning to reduce our exposure to the carcinogens and hazardous chemicals in our environment and everyday products.
Advances in early detection and treatment means that fewer people are dying from breast cancer, yet the number of cases in England has increased by 90 per cent since 1971.
Today, as many as one in eight women in the UK will experience breast cancer at some point in their lives. This increase cannot be attributed to lifestyle or genetic factors alone.
Cancer rates have soared since it became routine to add man-made chemicals to our household and personal care products, to the materials that come into contact with our food and drinks, and to release them into the environment as pollution.
Breast Cancer UK calls for tougher chemical regulation and for the health risks linked to chemical exposure to be addressed in Government policy.
Together we can help prevent breast cancer.
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Our new Manifesto: ‘Prevention is better than cure’ outlines 5 key pledges for the prevention of breast cancer.
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Body of Evidence report
See our latest report on Bisphenol A (BPA) Published 14th May 2013
Body of Evidence
An overview of the low dose effects of Bisphenol A in relation to breast cancer.
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