Surviving is not enough

Women are living longer after breast cancer but simply surviving is not enough, Pamela Goldberg, Chief Executive, Breast Cancer Campaign, says.

Speaking at the second Breast Cancer Campaign Scientific Conference in London, Pamela Goldberg outlined how earlier diagnosis, new treatments, and increased awareness of symptoms has resulted in breast cancer moving towards becoming a chronic but controllable condition.

“Thirty years ago only half of women with breast cancer survived for more than five years. Today that figure is around 80 per cent.

“However, some of these treatments like radiotherapy and chemotherapy have toxic and debilitating side effects which have a profound impact on their quality of life, every single day. This may partly explain why breast cancer still remains the biggest health fear for women.”

That’s my kind of attitude.  We may all have different “versions” of the disease but we’re all fighting the same fight!    For more information about Breast Cancer Campaign go to:

http://www.breastcancercampaign.org

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