Breast Cancer – Risk & Prevention – What you need to know
With Michelle Cohen from Prevent Breast Cancer
An event at BWorks 14th October 1:45-2:30
Drop in talk - no need to book
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, as it accounts for approximately 15% of all cancer diagnoses .
Although treatment of breast cancer is more successful these days, the disease is growing throughout the world at an alarming rate. In the UK the numbers of diagnosed rise each year, and this rise is predicted to continue - by 7% in the next 8 years.
Despite this, only a tiny percentage of research funding is focused on prevention – of all the monies raised for cancer research in the UK (for all types of cancer) only 4% is spent on prevention.
Wythenshawe Hospital is the home of Prevent Breast Cancer and Europe’s only Breast Cancer Prevention Centre, which was opened in 2007.
Manchester is renowned throughout the global scientific community as leading the world with its research into breast cancer prevention.Current studies in Greater Manchester include a world first. For the first time anywhere, women are being given a risk assessment at the same time as a breast screening. The result of this study could revolutionise breast screening in the UK.
During the talk Michelle will take a look at the background of the research into Prediction, Prevention & Protection. She will explain some of the risk factors that studies have identified, go through some misconceptions, answer questions and provide practical ways to understand how to reduce risk and raise awareness.
Please feel free to circulate this invitation to your friends, family and contacts. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and visit the BooBee bus, a bright pink double decker which will be parked on Market St all day on 14th October raising awareness for this brilliant charity.