We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. Our action plan for breast cancer explains how we’ll get there.
How we will get there
Right now, more women are being diagnosed with breast cancer than ever before.
This year, over 50,000 women will be told they have the disease – that’s one woman every 10 minutes. By 2030, the numbers diagnosed each year will have reached more than 57,000.
1,000 women in the UK have their lives cut short by breast cancer every month. We can’t live with that. It’s time to act.
The challenge is vast. But building on the legacies, strengths and advances made by Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign, we’ve identified the steps we need to take next.
Our action plan sets out our roadmap to 2050 – the time by which we believe no one who develops breast cancer will die from it. We’re focusing our energies on four critical areas: prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatments and secondary breast cancer.
And by tackling the disease from all angles – in the labs, on the political agenda, through public health information and with the health service – we can transform the outlook for everyone affected by breast cancer.
2050, and the day when breast cancer takes its last life, is within our reach. Now it’s time to work together to make it happen.