Awareness. The Facts.
- Breast Cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and the UK. Especially in highly developed countries like our own.
- This week in the UK approximately 750 women will be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It will be the same next week and the next and the next, totalling over 41,000 new cases diagnosed each year.
- For women, the lifetime risk of being diagnosed is about 1 in 9.
- It is believed that Britain now has the highest breast cancer mortality rate in the world.
- This week 250 over women in the UK will die of Breast Cancer
Some More Facts.
- Proper education and breast awareness campaigns mean that women are becoming more responsible for their own health & wellbeing.
- You should check your breasts once a month, always at the same time every month.
- If your over 50 then you should have your breasts screened every 3 years under the National Breast Screening Programme.
- Women should receive your first appointment automatically within three years of turning 50.
- National Screening programmes currently stop at 64.
What About The Blokes?
- Cancer of the Breast in men is rarer accounting for less than 1% of all cancers in men as well as less than 1% of all Breast Cancers.
- Approximately 350 men develop Breast Cancer in the UK every year and about 90 die.
- The average age for men developing Breast Cancer is 63 years of age.
- Most men do not check their breasts.
A Recent Survey For Boots Found:
- Around 80% of Breast Cancer occurs in post-menopausal women (av 50). But a recent survey showed that half surveyed were not aware that breast cancer increases with age.
- One in seven women never check their breasts and 25% of them were over 50.
- It becomes more difficult to spot Breast Cancer in women aged 35-50.