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UK breast cancer death rate falls

Published on 12/08/2010
The UK breast cancer death rate has fallen by a third since the 1980s, new research has shown.

Data from 30 countries has shown that the UK had one of the largest drops, second only to Iceland.

Since the 1980s, the death rate has fallen by 35 per cent, with around 12,000 women dying each year, or 28.2 per 100,000 cases.

While this may come as optimistic news to health insurance customers, the figures also revealed that the UK survival rate is far behind many other countries.

Spain had the lowest rate of breast cancer deaths, at 18.9 per 100,000 and the UK came in behind Finland, France, Germany and Estonia.

One major reason for the dramatic fall in rates is due to better screening, treatments and early diagnosis with regular routine mammograms for women over 47 years.

Hilary Tovey, policy manager for Cancer Research UK, commented: "Reorganising breast cancer services, screening, improved awareness and better treatments, made possible as a result of excellent research, have all had a role to play."
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