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Highest ever breast cancer survival rate brings joy

Words by Abi Scaife

More women than ever are beating breast cancer.

That’s great!

It is! A new BMJ report has found that the risk of dying within five years of a diagnosis is now 5%, down from 14% in the 1990s.

The study involved more than half a million patients with early, invasive breast cancer. It found that for most women the prognosis has hugely improved and most become long-term cancer survivors.

This is amazing news and bodes incredibly well for how treatment will progress even further in the future!

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Macmillan Cancer Support. They provide specialist health care, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. Learn more here.

Cancer Research UK. This charity provides information for anyone affected by any kind of cancer. Support them here.

Maggie’s. They offer free practical, emotional and social support to people with cancer and their loved ones. Find out more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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