The study, published by the BMJ, analysed data from all women in Norway aged 50 to 79 between 1986 and 2009 - the period in which the mammography screening programme was gradually rolled out across the country.
Sally Greenbrook, Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s Senior Policy Officer, says:
That’s how one of our volunteers introduced herself when she visited the office soon after we relaunched our one-to-one peer support service as Someone Like Me. It made us all laugh but it also made me think.
There are almost 200 people who volunteer on this service all ordinary people with personal experience of breast cancer either having it themselves or supporting a partner with it.