PUBLISHED ON: 31 January 2013

A Parliamentary inquiry into how older people with breast cancer are treated and cared for wants people to come forward and talk about their experiences.

The inquiry is being held by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Breast Cancer. The aim is to find out where and why there are barriers to patients diagnosed with breast cancer having access to the services treatments and care likely to benefit them most regardless of their age.

We're supporting this work together with two other charities Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign.

The APPG is a cross-party group of MPs and peers who highlight breast cancer issues in Parliament. We work closely with the group and last summer presented our report on older women and breast cancer at one of its meetings

For the upcoming inquiry the APPG wants to hear from people who have been diagnosed with breast cancer over the age of 65 within the past five years. By sharing your experiences you can help shape the recommendations that will be made to the Government on improving the treatment and care of older people living with breast cancer.

If you would like to share your experiences or those of someone you know or you want some more information about the inquiry contact Lizzie Cook at Breakthrough Breast Cancer* on 0207 025 0277 or at lizziec@breakthrough.org.uk

 

*Breakthrough Breast Cancer provides secreteriat support for the APPG.