Breast Cancer Campaign comments following statistics released today (29 October 2014) by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) which show that in 2013 deaths from breast cancer in England and Wales continued to fall compared to previous years.
Baroness Delyth Morgan, Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign, said:
"It is very good news to see from today’s statistics that every year fewer people are dying of breast cancer in England and Wales. This is, in part, thanks to greater awareness and screening leading to earlier diagnosis, and improved treatments as a result of continuing breast cancer research.
“However, these positive figures should not lead us to be complacent. We have made significant progress, but we must not forget that around 12,000 women and 80 men still die from breast cancer every year in the UK, and that our survival rates for breast cancer lag behind the European average.
“Breast Cancer Campaign’s ‘Spread the word’ campaign has been launched to ensure we do all we can to improve the outcomes for those living with secondary breast cancer. We must continue to show unrelenting commitment if we are to outlive and overcome breast cancer in our lifetime.”