Breast Cancer Now responds to today’s Detect Cancer Early statistics.

Tuesday 26 July 2016      Scotland
More needs to be done to detect breast cancer early in our most deprived communities

In response to today's Detect Cancer Early statistics, Mary Allison, Director for Scotland at Breast Cancer Now, said:

“While progress has clearly been made, these figures show that more needs to be done to detect breast cancer early in our most deprived communities.

“We know that breast screening attendance is falling and most of us don’t check our breasts regularly for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. We need to work more closely with women to reverse these trends.

“The earlier you find breast cancer, the easier it is to treat. It is estimated that you’re five times more likely to survive breast cancer if it’s caught at its earliest stage.

“At Breast Cancer Now, we believe that, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live – but only if we all act now. The Scottish Government shares this bold commitment to stop breast cancer deaths.

“We need effective early detection in our most deprived communities to help stop breast cancer deaths by 2050.”