Although women in the UK on average live longer than men, they spend more time in poor health. The strategy aims to address this by tackling the issues women face in accessing care, with cancer being a stated priority.
The Scottish Government is currently developing a new cancer strategy – a 10 year plan to improve cancer outcomes in Scotland. The new strategy, which is due to be published next year, will cover early diagnosis, cancer incidence, treatment times and survival rates.
Tracey and Elizabeth were both diagnosed with breast cancer during the pandemic and agreed to share their experiences with the Health and Social Care Select Committee’s Expert Panel as part of its evaluation into the government’s commitments on cancer services in England.
For 15 years, Breast Cancer Now has been campaigning for better information on those living with secondary breast cancer. We still don't have the statistics we need, but we are determined to see improvements.
Today, Steve Brine MP tabled a ten minute rule bill on how breast screening can increase early diagnosis. In this blog we take a look at some of the issues covered by the bill and why they are so important.
As a Breast Cancer Now Ambassador and former Cancer Minister, we appreciate him raising such a vital and urgent issue in Parliament.
The government is planning to launch a new 10-year cancer plan, which will determine the long term approach to cancer services in England. To help shape their new vision, the Department of Health and Social Care is asking people affected by cancer to share their views by completing a survey.