Breast Cancer Care comments on new research showing that lung cancer is set to overtake breast cancer as the main cause of cancer death among European women by 2015 published today Wednesday 13 February 2013 in Annals of Oncology.

Jackie Harris Clinical Nurse Specialist for Breast Cancer Care said:

'This new research is further confirmation of an encouraging downward trend in breast cancer mortality. This is due to our increasing knowledge of the biology of breast cancer improved treatment options and earlier detection.

'At the same time though the incidence of breast cancer is rising and it is important for people to be breast aware and report any changes to their GP as soon as possible.

'If you have a breast cancer or breast health query contact the Breast Cancer Care Helpline on 0808 800 6000 or visit'


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