Comment following a report released by Macmillan Cancer Support which shows that more than a thousand people will be diagnosed with cancer every day in the UK in December 2016.
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive of Breast Cancer Campaign, said:
“The report released today by Macmillan confirms how much there is still to do if we are to overcome breast cancer in our lifetime.
“We know that more women than ever are getting breast cancer. There are an estimated 570,000 people living in the UK today who have been diagnosed with the disease, and this number is expected to rise to 1.2 million by 2030. We also predict that by 2030, 185,000 lives will have been lost to breast cancer.
“While breast cancer survival rates are improving in the UK they are still lower than the European average. To ensure that all women in future receive the best treatment and support we must act now. The government must rise to the challenge and not let standards of quality slip for breast cancer patients, with increasing numbers being diagnosed. Together, we must show unrelenting momentum if we are to better prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer so that more lives can be saved in the future.”