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Catch the Silent Killer

Catch the silent killer, before it catches you

The leading charity Breast Cancer Care is celebrating 30 years providing information and support for people affected by breast cancer. With centres in Scotland, Wales and the English regions, the charity is committed to providing accessible, high-quality services for everyone with concerns about the disease.

Each year, over 40,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the UK, 80% of them are over 50 years of age. For women living up to 85 the risk of developing breast cancer in the UK is 1 in 9. Although the incidence of breast cancer has increased, early diagnosis and better treatment have meant that more and more women are surviving beyond five years after diagnosis. This means that more and more people need the information and support that Breast Cancer Care offers.

All of Breast Cancer Care's services are free and include a helpline, website, publications, and practical and emotional support. The helpline is a confidential telephone service offering up-to-date medical information, confidence to make your own choices and details about local self-help groups and other organisations. Calls are answered by specialist nurses and trained volunteers who have had a personal experience of breast cancer. The helpline can also help put people in touch with someone who lives near them and has been through a similar experience with breast cancer.
In addition to providing one to one support, the charity offers special services for younger women, those with secondary cancer as well as support for partners, families and friends. Breast Cancer Care also plays a vital role in promoting breast awareness to women. Being breast aware means knowing how your breasts look and feel normally so that you notice any change that might be unusual for you.

If you have a breast cancer concern you can call
The Breast Cancer Care Helpline on 0800 800 6000, or visit their website at www.breastcancercare.org.uk for useful information on breast awareness and the charities' services.
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