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More breast cancer support needed

A charity has called on healthcare chiefs to step up their efforts in the fight against breast cancer by providing sufferers with the support they needed after their treatment has ended.

Tenovus associate director of research Dr Ian Lewis noted that the last three decades had witnessed a significant improvement in mortality rates, but insisted there is yet more that can be done.

"The survival rate for breast cancer has dramatically increased over the last 30 years," he explained. "There is now an increased need to find effective and supportive ways of looking after women."

While Dr Lewis pointed out that 90 per cent of breast cancer sufferers now live for more than five years after their initial diagnosis, increasing public awareness of the causes of the condition can play a key role in preventing it.

Last week, a study from the World Cancer Research Fund indicated that British women are 17 per cent more likely to suffer from some form of cancer by the age of 75 than their counterparts elsewhere in Europe.

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