Britain has highest death rate for breast cancer in Europe – Telegraph   1 comment

An analysis of World Health Organisation data found that the “highest rates” of mortality for women with breast cancer are in Britain with the lowest in Spain.

However lung cancer kills even more women in this country.

In total, 156,000 people in this country are predicted to succumb to all forms of the disease this year, out of a European total of 1.28million.

Mortality rates are falling but the number of deaths remains stable as the population ages.

“Lung, colorectal and breast cancers are the top causes of cancer deaths, and these are showing major changes,” said Professor Carlo La Vecchia of the University of Milan, who led the study.

“Despite these favourable trends in cancer death rates in Europe the number of cancer deaths remains approximately stable, due to the ageing of the population. Further, there is a persisting gap in cancer mortality between central and eastern European countries compared to western Europe, and this is likely to persist for the foreseeable future.”

via Britain has highest death rate for breast cancer in Europe – Telegraph.

Posted February 10, 2011 by dmacc502 in global

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