UK Public Health Policy | Breast Cancer UK

UK Public Health Policy

Current UK public health strategies fail to address environmental and chemical contaminants as a risk factor for diseases including breast cancer. 

Incidence rates for breast cancer have risen by 4% in the last decade alone. Whilst improvements in diagnosis and treatment have led to a reduction in mortality rates for breast cancer, efforts to prevent the disease have stalled. Breast Cancer UK believe it is time for a fresh approach to the prevention of breast cancer and a greater focus on all of the risk factors. 

We're calling for the prioritisation of the primary prevention of breast cancer; a cancer strategy that acknowledges hormone disrupting chemicals as a potential risk factor for breast cancer; and, greater research investment into the causes of the disease.  We engage with Government departments, independent agencies and other relevant stakeholders in an effort to persuade key policy makers that more can be done to help prevent breast cancer, not just deal with the consequences.  

Make your voice heard - write to your MP

A lot of laws and regulations that protect people from harmful chemicals originate in the EU. You can write to your elected Member of Parliament and ask what they will do to ensure that public health is protected, and that chemicals regulations are not weakened, once the UK leaves the EU.

Breast Cancer UK position

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Letters and Joint Statements

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