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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 60,000 people diagnosed each year. We believe that everyone facing breast cancer deserves access to the care and support that they need.
By getting involved you can help us take action to ensure everyone affected by breast cancer receives the best care possible.
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Ask your MPs to campaign with us
Alongside some of our fantastic volunteers, we will be exhibiting at the Labour and Conservative Party Conferences this autumn.
These conferences are a great places to meet MPs and MSPs and share our asks as widely as possible and we will be talking to policy-makers about secondary breast cancer and what they can do to improve support and care for people living with this incurable disease.
To do this we need your help! Lots of charities and organisations visit the conferences and MPs and MSPs have very busy schedules. A request from you would encourage them to take the time to visit Breast Cancer Care's exhibition stand or meet with us at their Party Conference.
Don’t worry if your MP or MSP is not a member of the Labour or Conservative Party, we have not forgotten about you! Over the next few months, we're planning activities that everyone can get involved with. We are also working closely with Welsh Assembly Members to improve care across Wales.
Campaign focus: Secondary. Not Second Rate.
Recently we've been campaigning to improve care for people with incurable secondary breast cancer.
We know that many people aren't given enough support or information around their diagnosis and treatment, despite the tremendous impact it has on their lives and those around them.
Our research has found that:
1. Over half of people with incurable breast cancer didn’t know how to spot the signs and symptoms of the disease.
2. Two thirds of Hospital Trusts in England don’t know how many of their patients have secondary breast cancer.
3. Three quarters of NHS Trusts and Health Boards say there is not enough specialist nursing care for people with incurable secondary breast cancer.
It’s clear that too many people with secondary breast cancer aren't getting good enough care and support when they need it most.