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Breast Cancer Now responds to news of Olivia Munn's breast cancer diagnosis

Sally Kum, associate director of nursing, health information and healthcare professional engagement at Breast Cancer Now, said:

“We’re sorry to hear the news of Olivia Munn’s diagnosis of breast cancer last year – and send our best wishes and support to her and her family as they continue to navigate treatment and life beyond.

“We know that receiving a breast cancer diagnosis can be devastating – and every 10 minutes in the UK someone hears this life-changing news.

“While breast cancer is less common in younger women, around 1 in 7 of all cases in the UK are in women in their 40s, like Olivia. We hear from young women with breast cancer that it can feel incredibly isolating, and in sharing her own experience, Olivia is helping to shine an important spotlight on their reality and the importance of early detection of the disease whatever your age.

“Anyone in the UK who’s worried about their risk or family history of the disease can speak to their GP to find out if they’re eligible for further assessment.

“It’s also crucial that women know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer and the importance of regular breast checking, as the sooner breast cancer is diagnosed, the greater the chance of treatment being successful. You can find more information at breastcancernow.org/checking

“Breast Cancer Now’s expert nurses are here for anyone affected by breast cancer seeking information and support, on our free helpline: 0808 800 6000.”

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