A few facts about Breast Cancer

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A few facts

Breast Cancer occurs in both men and women. It is the most common form of Cancer in women representing 35% of all Cancers diagnosed on the Island Early detection and improvements in treatment means that fewer people are dying from Breast Cancer. It is estimated that one in eight women will experience Breast Cancer at some point in their life.

On the Island we are currently screening women aged 50- 70 every 2 years. This means that Cancers found from screening are often smaller more easily treated cancers.Women aged 70 + can self refer.

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We are really lucky here on-island to be called for screening every two years from the age of 50 until 70.

People aged 70+ can self refer by phoning 685339