Bridging the gap in breast cancer survival
After attending Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Annual Parliamentary Reception on Tuesday 26th June, Wakefield MP Mary Creagh has committed to help Breakthrough improve outcomes for breast cancer patients in the district.
Mary said, “I was shocked to hear that the UK’s breast cancer survival rates fall behind other European countries and, as a result, we’re letting over 1,000 lives slip away from us every year. More than 48,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the UK and I want to make sure that everyone in Wakefield knows we can do much more.”
Breakthrough Breast Cancer is dedicated to the prevention, treatment and eradication of the disease. As well as funding around a quarter of breast cancer research in the UK, Breakthrough persistently campaigns for better services and treatments and continues to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of breast cancer to enable early detection.
For more information on the work that Breakthrough Breast Cancer does, visit www.breakthrough.org.uk