12 September, 2016

They say ‘prevention is better than cure’ but all too often these days the concept of prevention is overlooked.
So we want to make some noise about Prevention and all of the benefits it can bring.

Thanks to breast cancer awareness month we are all now far more aware of breast cancer – its symptoms, self-checking etc.

But the truth is, we are also far more aware of breast cancer today quite simply because most of us know someone who has got it or who has had it.

1 in 8 women in the UK will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lives.
1 in 5 of these cases will be in women under the age of 50.
Although less common, around 350 men are diagnosed with breast cancer every year.

Whilst improved methods of detection and treatment are vital, we must also look at how we can help to prevent breast cancer – it should not be considered to be an inevitable, disease.

Breast Cancer UK believes prevention is possible.

That’s why we are launching our first ever Prevention week today!

A week long shout out about the benefits of prevention, along with helpful tips and ideas on how you can help reduce your risk of breast cancer.

Throughout the week we will be posting inspiring blogs from a range of opinion formers, policy makers and health campaigners including Sir Tim Smit KBE (Eden Project), Sharon Hodgson MP (Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Breast Cancer), Kerry McCarthy MP and Janey Lee Grace (Radio 2).

So join us online today at 12pm for the launch of prevention week with our online flash mob. Where supporters of prevention come together and make their voices heard, it’s time to take action for prevention.

A full round up of what’s happening this week can be found here



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