About Breast Cancer UK | Breast Cancer UK

More and more
of us are getting
breast cancer

We believe 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. 

Breast cancer rates are rising. The age-standardised rate of breast cancer rose 24% in women between 1993-1995 and 2012-2014. Today, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease at some point in their lives. We want to reduce rates of breast cancer by tackling the causes of the disease.

Our aims

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;
  • 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.




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