More than 130,000 UK breast cancer deaths have been avoided in the last 30 years, according to new Cancer Research UK analysis to mark breast cancer awareness month
Breast cancer deaths in the UK hit a record high in 1989, when around 15,600 women lost their lives to the disease – but thanks to research developing new tests and better treatments, the death rate for women has since fallen by 44%.
This considerable drop is due to major advances in diagnosis and treatment. In the last three decades, we have seen improvements in surgical techniques and use of radiotherapy, new drugs being made available, and the impact of the national breast screening programme.
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