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Better breast awareness could save lives

Published on 05/10/2009
Cancer Research UK has called on women across the country to improve their breast awareness this month, as part of the charity's national campaign.

Women over the age of 50 are urged to attend a routine NHS breast screening appointment in order to limit their risk of developing the life-threatening disease.

In the past decade, breast cancer death rates in the UK have fallen by almost a fifth, according to the health charity.

However, around 600 lives could be saved each year if all women attended screening when invited.

Arlene Wilkie, director of research and policy for Breast Cancer Campaign, said: "It is worrying that the number of women attending breast screening is declining.

"The incidence of breast cancer is rising and we know that the earlier breast cancer is detected the greater the chances of survival."

According to NHS statistics, this year more than 2.2 million women (aged 45 and over) were invited for screening nationwide.
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